By Austin Gillespie, Sports Information Intern
Maryville College defeated Brevard College in three sets to keep their undefeated USA South record unblemished with scores of 25-20, 25-10, and 25-12 on Saturday evening in MC's Cooper Athletic Center.
Meredith Bonee would add to a complete effort on the day after posting a double-double against Piedmont and ending with a triple-double against Brevard during the Homecoming league quad-match.
Bonee would accumulate 11 kills with a hitting percentage of .588. She would also assist her team's scoring ability with 16 assists while bolstering the defense with 15 digs. Bonee was a force on the court posting her nationally ranked sixth triple-double of the season.
The Scots attacker/setter has already accumulated multiple awards for her incredible offensive and ball sharing ability. She combined with Saidee McDaniel to accumulate a staggering 40 assists between the two after McDaniel adds 24 assists to the squad's total of 47.
Bonee would recall her performance on the day while being rather surprised after being told she had not only a double-double but a triple-double as well. "Wow. It does make me feel good. It tells me that as a team we're all meshing well together and getting back into the rhythm we were in at the beginning of the season."
Bonee shares McDaniel's sentiment about the season's progression saying "I couldn't do it without my teammates. It makes me think we could get through the conference championship and maybe into the NCAA tournament."
Brianne Sidner would also join the prolific efforts with the squad in the second match with a double-double. She would end the match with 10 kills and 11 digs. Sidner has joined the back-line with Mathews and Watts to play more defense while still attacking. Mathews would almost pick up another double-double in MC's second match with 12 kills while defending with six digs.
When told about her performance, Mathews explained "It makes me feel good. I think our team is doing really well." When asked about the rest of the season, "I think this is just a great confidence booster, not just for me but the rest of the team after how we all have played this weekend."
The Scots had two very good offensive sets in the first and second with a total of six attacking errors with both sets being over 40% attacking percentage. The first set the team hit 41%. In the second they would hit a 40.6% effort.
MC will be on the road next week to play Berea College on October 23rd hoping to keep their USA South record perfect as the Scots are now 18-6 overall and 9-0 in the conference.