Free admission to Lady Barons' Student Activities Center-opening volleyball match Tuesday

By Terry Gaston
BPC Public Relations

MT. VERNON -- The public is invited with free admission to attend the Brewton-Parker College volleyball team's match Tuesday at 7 p.m. that will mark the opening of the college's new Student Activities Center.

Patrons will receive a ticket good for a free soft drink and box of popcorn upon entry to the facility. The doors will open at 6 p.m., with tours given of the SAC before and after the match. The game room also will be open following the match.

The Lady Barons thus will be the first Brewton-Parker team to play in BPC's new Student Activities Center when they play Wesleyan College on Tuesday in the first of three home duals in five days next week.

The Lady Barons entered this week with an 11-4 record after finishing second in the Wesleyan Tournament in Macon, losing a pair of hard-fought but heartbreaking five-game matches to Huntingdon (Ala.) College, Lady Barons coach Jason Bryant said.

Brewton-Parker opened tourney play Friday with a 3-0 win over Southeastern (Fla.) College before falling to Huntingdon on a 15-10 count in the final game.

The Lady Barons then swept Wesleyan 3-0 on Saturday to set up a rematch against Huntingdon, which Southeastern extended to five games before falling 15-13. Huntingdon survived an even tighter match with a 15-12 win in the final game of the title match.

"We lost a heartbreaker again. Those were really tough matches, but the girls played well," Bryant said. "Huntingdon seemed to play with so much heart and determination, it was unbelievable. They really are to be commended for the job they did. Our girls are to be commended as well. They played well."

Prior to the tournament, the Lady Barons scored a 3-0 win Sept. 17 at Claflin College in Orangeburg, S.C.

This week, Brewton-Parker traveled to Jacksonville, Fla., to play Trinity College on Tuesday night and will be at La Grange College's Reebok/Coca-Cola Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The tournament will end a stretch during which the Lady Barons will have played five dual matches and in two tournaments since their last home date.

After Tuesday's return home against Wesleyan, the Lady Barons' first home match since Sept. 5, they will play at the Student Activities Center again against Claflin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 and Southern Wesleyan (S.C.) University on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.