Women's Volleyball

3 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Crusaders too much for Tornado

Crusaders too much for Tornado

BELMONT, N.C. – The King University women's volleyball team headed to Belmont Abbey College Wednesday night for a Conference Carolinas matchup, but fell to the Crusaders in three sets.  The Crusaders defense was tough and made it difficult for the Tornado offense to get going. 

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Belmont Abbey 3, King 0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-19)
LOCATION: Wheeler Center; Belmont, N.C.
RECORDS: King 4-6, 1-2 Conference Carolinas; Belmont Abbey 6-4, 2-1 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • King started slow getting down 12-5 early in the first set, however, the Tornado fired off six straight points to bring the score to 12-11. Becca Huddleston served the entire time during the run.
  • The set was close the remainder of the way, but a three point run by Belmont Abbey at the end pushed the Crusaders to a first set victory.
  • The second set went back and forth early, but back-to-back kills by Cathy Scaniffe then a service ace by Abby Anderson followed by a kill by Victoria Gause put kill up 11-10.
  • The score was evened at 23-23 with a kill from Huddleston, but back-to-back points by the Crusaders made it 25-23 giving them a 2-0 lead going into the third set.
  • To start the third set, King got down 15-5, but managed to claw their way back into the set to make it 21-15.
  • The Crusaders proved to be too much in the third as they finished the Tornado off by winning the third set 25-19 and ultimately the match 3-0.
  • Scaniffe led King with 15 kills.
  • Anderson handed out 27 assists and Serowski led with 10 digs.

FOR THE FOES

  • Mackenzie Chrapliwy led the Crusaders with 11 kills.
  • Cassidy Bonito recorded 33 assists and 10 digs.

UP NEXT

  • King is back on the road Tuesday to face UVa-Wise at 7:00 p.m.
  • Belmont Abbey hosts Lees-McRae College on Saturday.
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