BREVARD, N.C. - LaGrange lost two matches at the USA South Tri-Match on Saturday. The Panthers lost to host Brevard 3-0 before losing a five-set thriller to Maryville. The Panthers are now 7-8 overall and 1-2 in conference play.
Brevard won 25-17, 25-23, and 25-18. LC held a 23-21 lead in the second set before the Tornados scored the final four points to take the set. In the third set, the teams were tied at 13 before Brevard scored seven of the next eight points to take control.
Maryville won the first two sets 25-15 and 25-23. The Lady Scots were two points from closing out the match in the third set. The Panthers rallied to pull out a 30-28 win to extend the match. Jazzlyn Kenner got a kill and Emily Boswell got a service ace to close out the set.
The Panthers evened the match with a 25-22 win in the fourth set. They trailed 18-15 before reeling off six straight points to take the lead for good. But in the deciding fifth set, Maryville never trailed to win it 15-8 to take the match.
The Panthers play at Huntingdon in a USA South match Tuesday.