Lady Barons get rested before home stretch

With its regular season ending this week, the Brewton-Parker College volleyball team entered the week with seven days' rest on the heels of a stretch in which the Lady Barons won eight of their last nine matches.

The Lady Barons completed their nonconference schedule Oct. 28 with a 3-0 win over Spelman College, an NCAA Division II team Brewton-Parker also swept in the squads' two other meetings.

"Nobody's ever easy, but we have nothing but tough ones from here on out," said Brewton-Parker coach Jason Bryant, whose team earned its 21st 3-0 sweep with the win at the Student Activities Center. "We played all right."

The Lady Barons then scored a 3-1 win on their home court over Faulkner University the following evening to avenge an earlier Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference loss at Montgomery, Ala.

In a reversal of the teams' first match, Faulkner won the first game before Brewton-Parker caught fire and swept the next three games to win the match.

"After we came out with little intensity and lost the first game, I did what I could to somewhat make them mad," Bryant said. "Then we won the next three games.

"I thought the girls played really hard and really well. It was a huge conference win for us."

Brewton-Parker entered this week with a 29-9 record and 2-4 in conference action with two GACC matches remaining.

The Lady Barons closed out their home schedule Tuesday night looking to avenge an earlier defeat to Georgia Southwestern State University and continue to improve on their school-record number of victories, which had been 19 from last fall.

They complete the regular season with a trip to Gainesville on Friday to play Brenau University in a quest to complete a two-match sweep of the Golden Tigers.

The five conference teams then will convene in Montgomery on Nov. 14-16 for the GACC postseason tournament.