Lexington, KY- Berea College's women's volleyball team returned to the court this evening 24 hours after competing last night. Tonight's match up took place in Lexington, KY on the home court of the Transylvania University Pioneers.
The match opened with the Pioneers racing out to a lead which saw the Mountaineers trail 13-4. With the score 21-13 in favor of Transylvania, Berea went on a 9-2 run, including four straight, to cut the lead to just one. After exchanging points to make the score 24-23 in favor of the Pioneers, the next point fell for Transylvania, giving them the first set win, 25-23.
In the beginning of the second set, the Mountaineers jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead but found themselves trailing by four when the Pioneers scored the next seven points. Berea would be unable to rally a comeback and fell in the second set 25-19. The third set was a back and forth affair as the Mountaineers tried to move the match to a fourth set. Facing a 17-13 deficit, Berea scored three straight points to pull within one. Transylvania scored eight of the next twelve points to win the final set 25-20 and leave the court with the victory.
Berea was led in kills for the match by Grace Callow, finishing with 12. Claire Mueller aided the offensive effort for the Mountaineers with 22 assists, her third double-digit assist game of the season. Leading the way on defense was Shelby Brewer, who finished the match with 16 digs, while Simone Brown and Katherine Gonterman led the way in total blocks with four each.
The next action for the team comes on Friday, September 9th when they play their opening match in the Mount St. Joseph University Tournament against Wilmington College in Cincinnati, OH. First serve is set to begin at 6:00 PM.