Oswalt's seven kills lead Tornados in defeat, 3-0

Stevenson has double-double with 15 assists-10 digs

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Brevard, N.C. - Joy Oswalt had seven kills and Bethany Stevenson led the Tornados with 15 set assists and 10 digs, but Tusculum rode freshman Megan Hasse’s career high 12 kill-19 dig performance as Brevard fell in straight sets to the visiting Pioneers, 25-18, 25-17, 25-15.

The Tornados (4-13, 0-10 SAC) held a narrow 10-9 advantage in the first set after a kill by Ashlie Morrison and a TC attack error, but Tusculum battled back with a 8-1 run capped by a pair of kills by Hasse in building the 17-11 lead. Brevard closed the gap down to three points at 20-17 following a kill by Taryn Gmitroski, but the Pioneers were able to close out the set with back-to-back service aces by Brooke Calhoun to put Tusculum up 1-0 with the 25-18 victory.

Tusculum started the second set with six straight points as four different Pioneers recorded kills before Lindsey Rogers ended the TC run with a kill to put Brevard on the board. BC brought the match back to within one point following an Oswalt kill, but Tusculum was able to extend the lead again, going on an 8-0 run on Ashley Sarmiento’s serve in building a 20-12 advantage.

Back-to-back blocks by Jamie Atkinson and Jordei Osby ended the run, but the Pioneers closed out the second set with a combined block by Hasse and Kassie Voelker in recording the 25-17 set victory.

The Pioneers built a 19-9 lead in the third set on their way to taking the final set and recording the 25-15 victory.

Morrison added five kills for the Tornados, while Atkinson led Brevard at the net with four blocks. Rogers and Oswalt both added nine digs apiece for Brevard, while Sydney Yeomans bounced back in her first action since sustaining a concussion with six digs.

Taylor Boone added seven kills to supplement the Pioneers attack as TC hit 20.4 percent from the floor in the match. Sarmiento added 29 set assists, while Melanie Gibson had 15 digs as the Pioneers completed the season sweep over the Tornados.

Brevard remains at home in South Atlantic Conference action was they welcome Lenoir-Rhyne University to Boshamer Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 11th. First serve between the Tornados and the Bears is set for 7 p.m.

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