November 9, 2010

Lady Tornado sweeps through Brevard to end regular season

BREVARD, N.C. - King College closed out the women's volleyball regular season with a 3-0 win at Brevard (N.C.) College Tuesday.

With the sweep, King improved to 27-8 while Brevard slipped to 3-26. The Lady Tornado of King improved to 17-2 in three-set matches this season.

The Lady Tornado started the match with a 25-20 game-one victory. King went to 30-5 in first sets this season. The Lady Tornado added a 25-16 game-two decision before a back-and-forth third set ended with King winning 28-26.

Kaitlyn Musick (Weber City, Va.) led King with 14 kills as she hit .545. Morgan Machen (Kingsport, Tenn.) added 12 kills.

Shannon Earwood (Carson City, Nev.) provided 41 assists along with four kills. Rachel Harding (Abingdon, Va.) was credited with a dozen digs.

King scored the final six points of the first game. Three of the points came via Brevard attack errors. King had trailed by four points before taking a 16-15 lead. The match was tied twice before King reeled off the eventual game-winning run.

Game two saw Brevard take an early 3-1 lead, but King scored four straight and never looked back.

In the third set, the home team jumped out and led by as many as four, 10-6. King rebounded and took the lead 14-13. King broke the 13-13 tie when Amber Jones () served an ace. Brevard regained control with a 22-21 lead forcing King to call a timeout. King saw Brevard serve three match points, but the Lady Tornado tied the match at 24. Jones then served an ace to end the match making the score 28-26.

King will host the 2010 NCCAA Mid-East Region tournament on Nov. 19 and 20. The tournament winner will earn an automatic bid to the NCCAA Division I National Tournament in December. The finalized bracket for the event will be announced Monday.