BREVARD, N.C.- The Brevard College Tornados took the opening set against Catawba College before the Indians rallied for a 3-1 win over BC in South Atlantic Conference action in Boshamer Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.
The Indians prevailed 23-25, 25-12, 25-12 and 25-18 to improve to 1-3 (1-1 SAC), while BC falls to 3-3 (0-2 SAC).
Brevard got out to a 7-2 lead in the opening set before Catawba evened it at 8-8. The Tornados took three straight points with the set tied at 10-10 to take the lead for good. Sophomore Fatima Gharachorloo delivered nine kills in the set to help BC to a 1-0 advantage, including kills on the set’s final two points.
The Tornados were hot to start second set, taking a 7-4 lead after a service ace from Bailey Hayes. The Indians called a timeout before scoring eight unanswered points to go ahead 12-7. Catawba used a 9-1 run to end the set and tie the match at one apiece.
A kill by Erin Rollins brought the Tornados within two points at 9-7 in the third set before the Indians rattled off a 12-1 run to put the set out of contention.
The Tornados stayed within striking distance for the entirety of the final set despite an early Catawba lead. BC used a 6-1 run to cut the Indians lead to 18-15 before Catawba answered with a 3-1 run.
A kill by Jasmine Robinson later brought Brevard within three at 21-18 but represented BC’s final push as Catawba ended the game with four unanswered points.
Gharachorloo collected a game-high 15 kills, while Rollins added 11. Hayes delivered 23 assists to go with a pair of service aces.
BC freshman Aleksandra Vrvilo collected a match-high 11 digs.
The Tornados are back in action Thursday night in an exhibition match at Division I Gardner-Webb in Paul Porter Arena at 6:30 p.m. Brevard resumes South Atlantic Conference play as they visit Mars Hill on September 20th.
Catawba vs Brevard (Sep 14, 2013 at Brevard, NC)
Catawba def. Brevard 23-25,25-12,25-12,25-18
Catawba (1-3/1-1 SAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Bri Howard 11-0-0; Alex
Hopper 11-0-3; Haley Lanier 10-0-0; Kaytee Frabotta 6-4-3; Erin Morant
4-4-3; Emily Richardson 4-0-1; Caitlin Turner 1-1-0; Leah Ryan 1-1-0;
Rachel Gallup 1-0-0; McKenzie Garrison 0-1-0; Meredith Furr 0-1-0;
Totals 49-12-5.0. (Assists) - Kaytee Frabotta 36. (Dig leaders) -
Kaytee Frabotta 10; McKenzie Garrison 7
Brevard (3-3/0-2 SAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Fatima Gharachorloo
15-0-0; Erin Rollins 11-0-1; Camille Cameron 7-0-0; Joy Oswalt 6-1-1;
Bailey Hayes 3-2-2; Jasmine Robinson 1-0-0; Savannah Cox 0-0-1; Megan
Meyer 0-1-0; Totals 43-4-3.0. (Assists) - Bailey Hayes 23; Kayla Hanus|
16. (Dig leaders) - Aleksandra Vrvilo 11; Fatima Gharachorloo 7
Site: Brevard, NC (Boshamer Gymnasium
Date: Sep 14, 2013 Attend: 75 Time: 1:43
Referees: Rene Glass, Bob Wnukowski