Jefferson City, Tenn. - The Tornados volleyball team was in action on Saturday afternoon, traveling to face Carson-Newman in Holt Fieldhouse. Brooke Seaman led all players with 14 kills in the contest, but Brevard was unable to overcome the host Lady Eagles in falling 25-23, 29-27, 25-23.
Chelsea Larsen added 10 kills for Brevard (12-14, 1-13 SAC) and Jordei Osby had seven from her middle hitter position as the Tornados continued their four-game road trip. Bethany Stevenson set up the Tornados attack with 36 set assists, while Rebecca Schoonover had 14 digs on the backline to lead the team. Chelsey Trojan and Cori Emory each had 11digs for Brevard, while Seaman and Osby each had two blocks at the net.
Carly Mozgai and Nikki James each had 10 kills for Carson-Newman (18-7, 11-3 SAC), while Stephanie Cutter added 35 set assists for the Lady Eagles.
On the defensive side, MacKenzie Tyree had 16 digs to lead all players on the afternoon, while Katie Troyer and James each had four blocks.
The Tornados opened up the first set with a 5-0 run as Seaman spiked home the first point of the match and Schoonover matched a pair of Larsen kills with a pair of service aces to contribute to the run.
Brevard increased the lead to six on a kill by Jamie Atkinson at 11-6, but the Lady Eagles brought the game back, tying it up at 18 on a kill by James.
The Tornados used a kill by Osby to keep the lead at one late in the set at 24-23, but a Brevard attack error ended the first set in favor of Carson-Newman.
The Tornados and Lady Eagles swapped points throughout the second set tying at 16 different times with Brevard holding the lead late in the set at 24-22 as Atkinson put one home and Seaman placed in a service ace.
The Lady Eagles tied the match up at 24 and were able to clinch the second set as Troyer placed in back-to-back kills to go up 2-0, 29-27.
Brevard and Carson-Newman continued to flip-flop scores as the game played out with the Tornados holding the lead late at 19-17 with Emory following Trojan’s kill with a service ace, but the Lady Eagles finished the sweep with Mozgai’s kill and Troyer, James and Jessica Schachleiter finished the game with a block.
The Tornados are back in action on Tuesday, November 3rd, as they travel to Greeneville, Tenn. to take on Tusculum College, with first serve coming at 7 p.m.