Lady Barons rally but fall short on court

MOUNT VERNON -- Brewton-Parker College volleyball coach Jason Bryant watched his team fall for the first time in five matches this season Saturday but was pleased with the way the Lady Barons rallied before succumbing to Berry College in Brewton-Parker's home opener at the Student Activities Center.

The visiting Lady Vikings won the first two games by identical 30-28 scores before the Lady Barons took the third game 30-24 and the fourth 30-25 to force the tiebreak round. Brewton-Parker led 8-5 en route to the 15-point mark, but then, as Bryant said, "we just went dead and couldn't get it done."

"I thought we played decent in the first two games and turned it on the next two games," Bryant said. "Berry was a real good team, with tall girls up front and really strong."

Junior Latika Thomas of Gainesville, Fla., led the Lady Barons' offense with 16 kills and senior Aislyn MacLeod of Kelowna, British Columbia, had 15 kills. Bryant also noted the back-row play of freshman Debbie Sooter of Meridian, Ind.

"We had some good play off the bench, and our depth really helped us get back into the match," said Bryant, whose team took a 4-1 record into Tuesday night's home match against Wesleyan College.

Brewton-Parker will be in Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference action Friday at 7 p.m. against Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala., and stay in Montgomery for a 2 p.m. match Saturday against Huntingdon College. The Lady Barons then travel to Macon to play Wesleyan on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m.



Brewton-Parker College junior KC Cheshire (No. 13) prepares to spike the volleyball against two Berry College defenders during the teams' match Saturday at the Student Activities Center on the Brewton-Parker campus in Mount Vernon.

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