Lady Barons win 2 matches for week after splitting pair in Montgomery

The Brewton-Parker College volleyball team accomplished a feat Saturday that the Lady Barons' 31-win team of last season was unable to achieve - it defeated Huntingdon College of Montgomery, Ala.

The Lady Barons won Saturday's match against the Lady Hawks in three straight games to complete a two-match weekend in Montgomery.

"We went to a 6-2 attack to get more passing in our lineup," Lady Barons coach Jason Bryant said of the need for adjustment after senior outside hitter Aislyn MacLeod of Kelowna, British Columbia, is out for the season to back and rib injuries.

"Mindy Cooper (senior middle hitter from Lynchburg, Va.) played exceptional all weekend," said Bryant, also mentioning solid play against Huntingdon by junior middle hitter KC Cheshire of Marietta; junior setter Shanti Cortese of Tampa, Fla.; freshman setter Elizebeth Hindley of Savannah; senior setter Jeni Paul of Woodstock; and junior outside hitter Latika Thomas of Gainesville, Fla.

"For the first time, our seniors showed a great teal of leadership."

Brewton-Parker lost a Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference match Friday night to Faulkner University 3-0, although Bryant said the games were all close.

"Considering all the obstacles we had that day, we didn't play too badly," Bryant said, mentioning that the sudden death of Brewton-Parker freshman student Nicole Biauce on Friday morning was on the Lady Barons' hearts and minds throughout the day.

Brewton-Parker began last week with a 3-0 sweep over Wesleyan College at home, and the Lady Barons reciprocated that trip Tuesday night with a match in Macon.

The Lady Barons (6-2 overall beginning the week) have GACC road matches this weekend, playing Reinhardt College at 7 p.m. Friday in Waleska and Southern Wesleyan University at 2 p.m. Saturday in Central, S.C.