Sidner's 15 kills, Bonee's double-double leads MC to sweep of Piedmont

Sidner's 15 kills, Bonee's double-double leads MC to sweep of Piedmont

Maryville College moved to 4-0 in USA South play Saturday afternoon, as the Scots swept Piedmont College, 3-0, in Berea, Ky.

MC defeated the Lions, 25-19, 28-26, 25-15 to remain undefeated in conference play. The Scots lead the USA South Western Division with their unblemished record, as they've swept 13 opponents this season.

Brianne Sidner led the charge with 15 total kills, while Meredith Bonee added her second double-double of the afternoon.

The Scots hit .275 as a team, while holding the Lions to a .214 effort. Sidner set the tone early in the opening set, as the senior recorded six kills and two digs. Bonee had four kills, while Maggie Mathews added a trio of her own. Natalie Watts posted seven digs in the set, while Mathews had two aces.

Alina Roberts had three kills in the opening set, but the Scots outhit the Lions by more than a point, .294 to .194. MC took the opening set, 25-19.

In the second set, it was a back-and-forth affair that saw 12 ties and six lead changes. Piedmont outhit the Scots with a .270 effort, but Maryville edged the Lions late. Bonee and Dejane Hester-Taylor had five kills each in the set, as the duo hit back-to-back kills to fend off a Piedmont set point late, 26-25. Bonee added another kill, before her ace ended the set in a 28-26 MC victory.

In the final set, it was all Maryville. The Scots hit .304 as a squad, while holding Piedmont to just a .182 effort. Sidner had eight kills without a single error, as Kelley Wandell added four. Mathews had seven digs to Watts' eight, as Hester-Taylor added a solo block in the final set, 25-15.

Maryville (13-6, 4-0 USA South) was led by Sidner who hit .324 in the match, as she had three digs and a block assist. Bonee had a double-double with 10 kills, 16 assists, seven digs and an ace, while Mathews had eight kills and 14 digs. She added a trio of aces, while Hester-Taylor had seven kills at an astounding .875 clip.

Saidee McDaniel had 19 assists and seven digs, while Watts led the squad with 22 digs, three assists and two aces.

Piedmont (5-11, 1-3) was led by Roberts' 11 kills and eight digs. Ali Wilkins had 29 assists, while Lainey Choiniere had 17 digs in the USA South loss.

Maryville will have a couple days off before facing off with Berea College inside Boydson Baird Gymnasium on Wednesday, Oct. 9. First serve is slated for 7:00 p.m.