DECATUR, Ga.—Agnes Scott Volleyball put a check in the USA South Conference win column on Tuesday evening after cruising past visiting Brevard in three sets. The Scotties controlled the first set from the start before having to rally late in the second to put themselves in a great position entering the third. Agnes Scott took care of business by building a big lead in the third before eventually closing things out 25-15, 25-22, 25-18.
The Scotties improve to 1-4 in conference play and 3-14 overall. Brevard remains winless at 0-6 and 0-15 respectively.
Agnes Scott forced the Tornados into a plethora of mistakes in the opening set, while limiting its own. The Scotties hit a match-low 10 kills in the first game, but that mattered little as the Tornados struggled to find any rhythm whatsoever out of the gate. Agnes Scott also put themselves in prime position for a big win by making the most of the chances they did have, finishing 10 of 23 attack attempts with only two errors in the frame.
The Tornados charged back in the second set and held a 20-16 advantage late before a well-timed timeout narrowed the focus for the Scotties. Agnes Scott won six consecutive points out of the break to take a 22-20 and never allowed the Tornados to knot the score back up before holding on for a 25-22 win.
The Scotties held a lead for a majority of the deciding set, but really broke things open with a 9-0 run in the middle to take a 21-11 lead. The Tornados were able to chip away points in spurts a few times, but not enough to put any pressure on the home team.
Brevard first-year Sydney Fox (Southport, N.C.) was the top performer for the visitors with a team-high eight kills to only two errors. Jordan Lloyd (Chapel Hill, N.C.) matched that number. Libero Mariana Rodriguez (Houston, Texas) was their top defender with 16 digs.
Senior Paige Heck (Indianapolis, Ind.) stayed red hot for the Scotties, tallying double-digit kills for the third straight match with 14. The outside hitter also added a team-high three service aces.
Bella Kammerer (Mt. Sterling, Ky.) got back over the 30-assist plateau with 31, while also adding three kills and seven digs. Morgan Pearson (Pensacola, Fla.) and Tiara White (Sinton, Texas) paced the defensive effort with 15 and 14 digs respectively.
Agnes Scott will hope to keep things rolling on Saturday when they play a conference tri-match with Berea and host LaGrange beginning at 2 p.m.