Mon, Nov. 5, 2012 - [Volleyball]
The Bryan College volleyball team went on the road this past weekend to play against the two teams that were sitting on their heels. The Lady Lions proved they were up to the challenge, defeating Milligan College 3-2 and Virginia Intermont College 3-0. The two wins gave Bryan volleyball the regular season championship.
After sweeping the Lady Buffaloes at home, the Lady Lions had their hands full on Friday night. Bryan lost the first set 25-21. They came out and dominated the second set, winning 25-12. The Lady Lions dropped another close one in the third set, 25-22. With their back against the wall, the Lady Lions went to work. They won the fourth set 25-15 and then won the fifth set 15-11 to take the match. Meghan Lowry led the Lady Lions as she had a career high 19 kills, while hitting an impressive .533 for the game, and had 6 block assists. Carolyn Evans added 14 kills. Chelsea Breaden finished the match with 13 kills and 15 digs. Corrie Walker led the team in digs with 32. Madison Akins tallied 12 digs. Taylor Fink dished out 48 assists and also had 14 digs.
On Saturday, the Lady Lions got revenge for a 5-set loss to VI earlier in the season by defeating them in three straight sets in a very convincing manner (25-22, 25-10, and 25-13). Taylor Fink led the Lady Lions as she recorded 30 assists and 10 digs. Chelsea led the offense with 11 kills, and she also had 10 digs. Carolyn Evans finished with 9 kills. Meghan Lowry and Bridgette O'brien added 6 kills apiece. Lowry also had a solo block and five block assists. Kaylan Dilts had a team high 6 block assists. Corrie Walker had a game high 15 digs.
The Lady Lions finish the regular season with an overall record of 28-9 and a conference record of 16-2. Bryan will enter the AAC tournament as the No. 1 seed. They will play again at 6:30pm ET on Wednesday, November 7, against the winner of the Reinhardt and St. Andrews game that will be played at 11:00am that morning. The tournament is being played at the MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport, Tenn. Click here
to view the AAC Tournament page.