Tornados fall at home to Anderson, 3-0

Conner has eight kills and 11 digs in loss

Box Score

Brevard, N.C. - Kortney Conner had eight kills and 11 digs on Friday evening for the Tornados, but Jamie Lancaster and Tori Calhoon each reached double digit kills as Anderson took the South Atlantic Conference match between the teams, 25-21, 25-19, 25-21.

Ashlie Morrison and Jamie Atkinson each had five kills for Brevard (2-17, 0-13 SAC), while Bethany Stevenson had 23 set assists to set up the BC attack. Sydney Yeomans led the Tornados backline with 13 digs, while Rebecca Schoonover added 12 digs. Jordei Osby led Brevard at the net with five blocks on the evening.

Lancaster led Anderson (13-8, 7-4 SAC) with 11 kills on the evening and contributed seven digs, while Calhoon had 10 kills on the match to pace the Trojans offense. Lindsay Doggett led Anderson with 31 set assists in the match, while defensively Adria Mullaney led the Trojans with 13 digs.

Brevard tied the first set up at 13 apiece on an Anderson attack error, but the Trojans jumped back out to a five point lead, going up 20-15 on a kill by Lancaster. The Tornados brought the game back to within two points as Conner placed in a kill off the assist by Stevenson, but the Trojans closed out the set on a kill by Calhoon to put Anderson up 1-0.

The Tornados opened up the second set by scoring the first point off an Anderson attack error, but the Trojans rallied to go up 13-9 after a BC attack error. The Tornados came back late in the set, using a 5-0 run capped off by an Osby kill to put the match at 18 apiece, but the rally fell short as Anderson closed out the set on a 7-1 run highlighted by service aces by Mullaney and Katelyn Kraft to end the set.

Brevard went up 15-11 in the third set, breaking a 10-10 tie on Stevenson’s serve to give the Tornados their largest lead of the evening. Anderson rallied back by scoring the next six points behind Haley Hoover’s serve, taking a 17-15 lead following a BC attack error. Brevard brought the set back to within 22-21 after a service ace by Yeomans, but a kill by Calhoon and a pair of BC attack errors closed out the match.

The Tornados remain home in Boshamer Gymnasium as Brevard hosts Newberry College tomorrow afternoon. First serve between the Tornados and the Wolves is set for 2 p.m.

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