By Chuck Reherman
CORN – Pulling off the upset.
Southwest Covenant continues with a streak as the No. 15 ranked Lady Patriots knocked off
No. 12 Corn Bible Academy in the three set sweep Thursday night in Corn.
The Lady Patriots, 12-5, have won four matches in a row as the team heads into the stretch run of the season. SWCS has another key match up on Monday at Crossings Christian School in Edmond.
Southwest Covenant controlled the match against Corn, winning the first set 25-16. SWCS followed that with 25-11 and 25-13 set wins.
“We played good, we were really sharp and didn’t have many unforced errors,” Lady Patriot head coach Becky Mitchell said. “We did come out and controlled the match. We were able to put points together in bunches and take leads of six, seven or eight points.
“In the second set, we ran out to a 9-1 lead after Liz Bond served nine points in a row,” she said. “We are definitely improving at a good time in the season. We are getting much tougher mentally and physically.”
In that second set, the Lady Patriots did not let Corn Bible to get any closer than seven points in rolling to the 25-11 win.
The Lady Patriots did the same in the third period and used kills from Kenzie Moseley and Caroline McReynolds to take control of the third. The pair also had some key blocks.
On Tuesday night, the Lady Patriots beat Destiny for the second time in the season 25-15, 25-16 and 25-15.
Annabelle Mitchell served 13 points in a row in the set to break it wide open. Betsy Balthrop also had a service run that keyed the first set win and set the tone of the night for the Lady Patriots.
Smith led the team with 10 kills, Moseley had eight kills and three blocks, McReynolds six kills and five blocks. Balthrop had 10 assists, 12 digs and 10 assists in the match.