BREVARD, N.C.- The Brevard College Tornados fell in straight sets to the Queens University Royals in their 2013 South Atlantic Conference Opener in Boshamer Gymnasium on Friday night.
The Tornados were on the offensive in the opening set, taking a 15-12 lead on an Erin Rollins service ace before a Queens timeout propelled the Royals to tie the game at 15-15.
The rest of the opening set saw four ties and five lead changes before Queens closed the set on a 7-2 run to take a 25-21 win.
Queens didn’t trail in the final two sets after jumping out to leads of 4-0 and 5-0, respectively. The Royals took the middle set 25-17 and the game-clinching set 25-18.
The Royals hit at a .347 clip for the game, led by Keri Kemp’s 13 kills. Taylor Riley added 33 a game-high assists.
Rollins paced Brevard with 11 kills but no other Tornado finished with more than seven kills, and BC hit only .054 percent on the night. Senior Kayla Hanus delivered a team-high 17 set assists.
Defensively, Freshman Aleksandra Vrvilo pitched in a team-high nine digs in the first conference match of her career.
The loss drops BC to 3-2 (0-1 SAC) on the season while the Royals improve to 1-3 (1-1 SAC).
The Tornados look to even their conference record as they host the Catawba College Indians on Saturday afternoon in Boshamer Gymnasium at 2 p.m.
Queens vs Brevard (Sep 13, 2013 at Brevard, N.C.)
Queens def. Brevard 25-21,25-17,25-18
Queens (1-3 (1-1)) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Keri Kemp 13-0-0; Anna Gibbs
9-0-4; Katie Schoenrock 7-1-2; Elizabeth Bialkowski 4-0-3; Alexa
Sparrell 2-2-0; Meghan Tietze 2-0-2; Taylor Riley 2-1-0; Brittney
Barren 0-1-0; Megan Mancini 0-1-0; Totals 39-6-7.0. (Assists) - Taylor
Riley 33. (Dig leaders) - Jocelyn Kellinger 12; Megan Mancini 8
Brevard (3-2 (0-1)) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Erin Rollins 11-1-0; Fatima
Gharachorloo 7-1-1; Camille Cameron 4-0-0; Savannah Cox 1-0-1; Joy
Oswalt 1-1-0; Kayla Hanus 0-1-0; Aleksandra Vrvilo 0-2-0; Totals
24-6-1.0. (Assists) - Kayla Hanus 17. (Dig leaders) - Aleksandra
Vrvilo 9; Kayla Hanus 7
Site: Brevard, N.C. (Boshamer Gymnasium)
Date: Sep 13, 2013 Attend: 245 Time: 1:30