BREVARD, N.C.-The Brevard College volleyball team jumped out to a 2-1 lead against Tusculum College in Boshamer Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon, but the Pioneers stormed back to win the match in five sets. The Pioneers grabbed the South Atlantic Conference match by scores of 25-17, 21-25, 22-25, 25-13, and 15-11.
Megan Hasse contributed 20 kills to pace the Pioneers (15-7, 10-5 SAC), while Brevard sophomore Fatima Gharachorloo led Brevard (6-14, 2-13 SAC) with a season-high 19 kills.
The Pioneers took the opening set and built a 13-10 lead in the second set before Brevard tied the score with three straight points. Tusculum regained the lead at 17-15 on a kill from Hasse, but BC regained the lead for good at 21-20 on the first of back-to-back kills from Gharachorloo en route to evening the match at 1-1.
Brevard rallied to tie the score at 9-9 after falling behind 6-2 in the third set. After a brief 10-10 tie the Tornados orchestrated a 5-0 run that put BC up 15-10. Brevard was able to hold off TC for the rest of the set to take a 2-1 set lead.
TC took the fourth set with relative ease, and scored three straight points in the final set to break a 6-6 tie on their way to the 15-11 match-clinching set win.
Erin Rollins chipped in 13 kills and Camille Cameron had 12 to help power BC. Aleksandra Vrvilo had a match-high 23 digs for the Tornados, while Kayla Hanus had 12 digs to go along with 51 assists.
Brevard returns to South Atlantic Conference action as they visit the Anderson University on Friday night for a 7 p.m. match with the Trojans at the Abney Athletic Center.
Short Box Score (Match)
Tusculum vs Brevard (Oct 26, 2013 at Brevard, N.C.)
Tusculum def. Brevard 25-17,21-25,22-25,25-13,15-11
Tusculum (15-7 (10-5 SAC)) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Megan Hasse 20-2-0;
Danae Stauffer 14-0-2; Kassie Voelker 9-1-4; Rachel Garnett 5-0-2;
Victoria Ashley 4-0-3; Jaida Allen 3-0-4; Sarah Bouley 1-0-0; Ashley
Sarmiento 0-4-0; Andrea Amettis 0-1-0; Hannah Berling 0-1-0; Caitlyn
Dean 0-1-0; Totals 56-10-8.0. (Assists) - Ashley Sarmiento 22; Hannah
Berling 13. (Dig leaders) - Caitlyn Dean 17; Ashley Sarmiento 13;
Megan Hasse 8
Brevard (6-14 (2-13 SAC)) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Fatima Gharachorloo
19-1-1; Erin Rollins 13-0-2; Camille Cameron 12-0-0; Savannah Cox
5-0-1; Megan Clark 3-0-1; Joy Oswalt 2-1-2; Kayla Hanus 2-1-0; Bailey
Hayes 0-1-1; Aleksandra Vrvilo 0-1-0; Totals 56-5-4.0. (Assists) -
Kayla Hanus 51. (Dig leaders) - Aleksandra Vrvilo 23; Fatima
Gharachorloo 14; Kayla Hanus 12; Kortney Conner 8