Volleyball Earns Victory in Final Day of 2019 Season 

The Tornados celebrating a winning point at The Bosh (Courtesy of Thom Kennedy '21).
The Tornados celebrating a winning point at The Bosh (Courtesy of Thom Kennedy '21).
DECATUR, Ga. - The Brevard College volleyball team (2-25, 2-12 USAS) earned a victory on the last day of its 2019 season, achieving a 3-0 sweep over host Agnes Scott (0-23, 0-14 USAS) on Saturday morning. 
In the second contest for the Tornados of the USA South Conference quad-match, Covenant (10-17, 9-5 USAS) defeated Brevard 3-0 late Saturday afternoon.
In the win over Agnes Scott, freshman Breanna O'Shields led the Tornados offensively with 11 kills, tying her career-high. Brook Groves was second amongst all players in the category with eight kills.  
Setter Hannah Gordon registered a game-high 19 assists to go along with two service aces.  Mariana Rodriguez performed well both offensively and defensively with seven kills and 18 digs.
O'Shields also led all players with a career-high 22 digs, while also recording a solo block.
Morgan Graham added 13 digs, while Grace Pukas also reached double digits in the category with 12 digs.
Brevard won the first set 25-19 in what proved to be the closest contested of the three sets.  Down the stretch of the set, Agnes Scott scored back-to-back points to cut BC's lead to 22-19.  
O'Shields, however, responded with a kill and was rewarded for her efforts with the chance to serve for the match.  An attack error by ASC gave the Tornados set point.  Groves then earned a kill on an assist by Gordon for the 25-19 set win.
In the second set, the Tornados extended their lead to 18-10, riding the hot serve of Gordon.  BC went on to score four of the last five points of the set to take the second set 25-16.
BC never trailed in the third set en route to a 25-17 set win and the 3-0 match victory.
Covenant defeated Brevard 25-14, 25-16 and 25-13 in the final match of the day and the season finale for the Tornados.
O'Shields and Julie McGahy each registered five kills to lead BC, while Gordon dished out eight assists.  Rodriguez once again led the Tornados on the defensive end with 12 digs. 
The quad-match concluded the 2019 season for the Tornados.  Highlights included the two 3-0 sweeps over Agnes Scott and five-set battles with Emory & Henry and Guilford.  
Individual accolades were handed out to Rodriguez who won a USA South Defensive Player of the Week honor for the week ending October 14.  Rodriguez finished third in the conference through the regular season in digs-per-set.

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