September 24, 2011

Vikings Top Virginia Wesleyan, Fall to No. 4 Emory Saturday

Berry Splits Pair of Matches Saturday on Final Day Of Emory Homecoming Tournament

Berry split its two matches at the Emory Homecoming Tournament Saturday, defeating Virginia Wesleyan in five sets and falling to host Emory, the nation's fourth-ranked team, in three sets.

Following the matches, Berry's Claire Scott was named to the All-Tournament team.

In the 20-25, 25-21, 26-24, 21-25, 15-11 win over Virginia Wesleyan, Kiersten Hammock pounded a team high 14 kills and tallied four blocks.  Scott added nine kills, 19 digs and four service aces, and Kristin Hargrove picked up 27 digs and sent a service ace over the net.

Emory defeated the Vikings 25-20, 25-10, 25-16.

Against Emory, Scott recorded a team-high 10 kills and picked up six digs.  Kristin Hargrove led the Vikings with 17 digs and Stephanie Quinn handed out 20 assists.

Emory's Breeanah Bourque led all players with 15 kills.

Berry coach Mika Robinson was pleased with her team's gritty effort during the tournament, in which it played in three 5-set matches, winning two of them, and faced one of the nation's top programs.

"We played with a lot of heart this weekend and stayed aggressive until the end," Robinson said.

Scott was joined on the All-Tournament team by Emory's Natalie Schonefeld (the tournament's MVP), Amelia McCall, Jessica McAlvany and Bourque; Randolph Macon's Mallory Carter; and Virginia Wesleyan's Kala Guy.

Berry's overall record now stands at 8-8 overall entering Tuesday's match at Maryville.

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