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Brewton-Parker Lady Barons Start SSAC Play

Courtesy of BPC

The Brewton-Parker College volleyball team took on Columbia of South Carolina on Tuesday, and then opened up Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) play against Point University and then they took on Life University in another SSAC battle to wrap up the week. vs. Columbia

Br ew t o n – Pa r k e r Women’s Volleyball took on Columbia (S.C.) in Gillis Gymnasium on Tuesday night. After dropping the first set, the Lady Barons (2-1) went on to capture threestraight sets over the Koalas (1-1) securing a win for the 2023 home opener.

“I'm proud of the team for playing hard all four sets,” Head Coach Obed Quiles. “Adjusting to the changes we made in the second set helped to shift the momentum of the game. I think when we started serving tough and playing good defense, it made the game easier for our offense.”

After slipping early, Brewton-Parker battled their way back to the opening set, but the Koalas outlasted the Lady Barons for a 25-21 victory.

BPC battled from behind a solid deficit from Columbia and eventually extended the second set to level the match at one apiece with a 28-26 set win.

Br ew t o n – Pa r k e r started to find a groove as winnings ways continued with the Lady Barons pulling away late in the third set to secure a 2-1 lead in the match, winning 25-17.

The Lady Barons carried the momentum from the last two sets into the fourth, and after a hard-fought battle BPC outlasted Columbia sealing the fate of the Koalas with five-straight points to win 25-16 in the final set.

As a team, BPC outmatched Columbia 4326 in kills while both teams produced nine aces each. Brewton-Parker also led 41-26 in total assists for the match. Amme Mobley led the team in kills with 8 while also totaling a .353 attacking percentage. Defensively, Alana Garcia led BPC with a game-high 10 digs. Brewton- Parker finished the evening with a pair of Lady Barons gathering double-digit assists as Abigail Snyder notched 15 followed by Katy Mathis with 10. R’Eyahn Shaffer and Mathis both had two aces each for the game. vs. Point

Brewton-Parker Women’s Volleyball opened Southern States Athletic Conference play with the first match of the weekend road trip stopping in West Point for a matchup against Point (Ga.) on Friday night. The Lady Barons (2-2, 0-1 SSAC) were downed by the Skyhawks (3-5, 1-0 SSAC) in a 3-0 match.

Brewton-Parker slipped up early with a 25-15 loss in the opening set, struggling to produce an attack by notching just four total kills on 24 total attacks. The Skyhawks managed to secure the set with 18 kills and a .406 hitting percentage for the early 1-0 lead.

BPC battled in set two, producing what would be their best set of the evening. The Lady Barons recorded seven kills and a .133 attacking percentage but fell shy in a 25-21 defeat in the second set. Brewton-Parker was able to strand a 6-0 run and a 4-0 run late in the set which kept the Skyhawks at bay for a moment before the hosts sealed the set shut.

Point continued their dominant play in the third set, closing out with a 25-12 victory for the 3-0 sweep at Point University Gym.

Point led the match with a 48-14 kill advantage while also producing a .327 attacking percentage on 101 total attacks. BPC fought hard from the service spot, but PU narrowly took advantage with an 8-6 edge in service aces. Amme Mobley finished with five kills followed by Naomi Taake with four. Alana Garcia recorded three aces as well as nine digs while Jelisa Alexander notched 10 assists and a block. vs. Life

Brewton-Parker Women’s Volleyball finished their SSAC opening weekend road trip with a stop in Marietta to face Life (Ga.) on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Barons (2-3, 0-2 SSAC) fell in three sets to the Running Eagles (6-6, 2-0 SSAC) after a hardfought first set. After falling behind a 4-1 deficit early in the first set, the Lady Barons were able to fight their way back to a 19-19 draw with the Running Eagles. The set went into extra points as BPC leveled the game at 25 points apiece. The Lady Barons ended up slipping in the opening set, giving up a 28-26 loss.

The Lady Barons opened the set with two quick points, yet the Running Eagles came back to continue a tight second set early. Life then went on a sevenpoint run to push ahead of BPC before dropping the Lady Barons in a 2513 second set.

Brewton-Parker struggled to find any sort of favorable momentum in the third set, falling to an early 9-0 deficit. Momentum shifted towards the Lady Barons late in the set as they gathered themselves four straight points, but the stretch of points was not enough to spark a deep run as the Lady Barons fell 25-13.

Life led the match with a 37-23 kill advantage and produced a .259 attacking percentage. BPC outplayed Life 3231 in digs. Amme Mobley led the team with five kills and was followed by Naomi Taake and Keelie Jordan with four kills each. R’Eyahn Shaffer had a game-high of 13 digs.

The Lady Barons will hit the road again as they travel to Macon on Thursday night to face Wesleyan (Ga.) at 6:30 p.m.

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