Maryville Improves to 14-0 in USA South
MARYVILLE – Maryville continued its flawless USA South season on Saturday afternoon with sweeps against LaGrange and Brevard.
The Scots won the first match of the day 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-11) over LaGrange with three players hitting over .350. To complete the homecoming sweep, Maryville took down Brevard in three sets (25-23, 25-7, 25-15). After Brevard took the match over LaGrange 3-2, the Tornados dropped to 7-17, 6-7 following the Scots victory. The Panthers moved to 4-16, 4-9 after their losses, while Maryville continued its dominance in the conference and is now 18-8, 14-0.
Scots Slot 15 Aces in Rout over LaGrange
The first set of the match was the only one where LaGrange had a lead, but after Maryville took a 6-5 advantage, they never looked back. The first set included a 7-2 run by the Scots led by multiple Isabella Samson kills. The hosts took the first set 25-18. The second and third sets were led by Maryville from the start and the squad took both sets 25-11.
Maryville hit .314 in the match and held LaGrange to a .014 attack clip. Brooklyn Wallet led the team with a .500 hitting percentage (seven kills on 12 swings). Amii Ingalls posted 11 kills, which led the match.
Strong Offense, Stellar Defense Leads Scots Past Tornados
The first set between the Scots and the Tornados was back-and-forth, featuring 16 ties and eight lead changes. The Scots prevailed, taking the opening stanza 25-23. After a tight first set, the second frame was much more dominant by Maryville. The Scots took the second set 25-7 after hitting .429 and limiting Brevard to a -.148 clip. Maryville completed the sweep with a strong 25-15 third-set win.
Through two sets, Samson recorded 12 kills which led the match. She finished with a match-high 13. Two Scots recorded double-digit digs with Meredith Bonee tallying 10 and Ingalls leading the match with 12; both posted seven kills. Potts paced the team with a .625 hitting percentage.
The Scots hit .350 in the match and held the Tornados to a .065 hitting percentage with a negative clip in the final two sets. The hosts led the match in every category except aces where both teams had six. After the back-to-back sweeps, Maryville has won 15 of its last 16 sets.
The Scots are back in action on Friday, Oct. 29 in Demorest, Ga., facing Huntingdon and Piedmont. First serve vs. Huntingdon is slated for 5 p.m.