WILSON, N.C. – The King University women's volleyball team took to the road to face Barton College, and the Tornado got off to a hot start. King won the first set, but the Bulldogs came back, taking the final three sets to win the match 3-1.
FINAL SCORE: Barton 3, King 1 (19-25, 25-19, 25-14, 25-18)
LOCATION: Wilson Gymnasium; Wilson, N.C.
RECORDS: King 6-9, 2-4 Conference Carolinas; 11-6, 7-0 Conference Carolinas
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Tornado got off to a hot start, hitting .325 in the first set.
- King opened up a 7-2 lead following an Emma Carico kill which forced a timeout from Barton.
- Barton came back to get within 11-10, but Tristyn Lozano started a quick King spurt with a kill.
- The teams traded points down the stretch, but the Tornado came away with the 25-19 victory with a service ace from Amy Serowski.
- However, the Bulldog defense dug in and slowed down the Tornado offense in the second set.
- The Bulldogs opened up a 13-9 lead before King called timeout, and mounted a comeback.
- King scored five-of-six points, pulling within 16-15, but the Bulldogs answered with a 5-1 run of their own.
- Barton then closed the set on a 4-1 run, evening the match with the 25-19 victory.
- The third set started with five straight points for the Tornado, the final on a block from Lozano and Victoria Gause.
- However, Barton answered with a 7-2 run that evened the score at 7-7.
- The Bulldog offense kept rolling, scoring 11 of the final 12 points of their 25-14 win.
- Barton broke an 8-8 tie in the fourth set with a 6-0 to gain separation.
- The Bulldogs didn't look back from there, taking the set 25-18 and the match 3-1.
- Cathy Scaniffe led the tornado with 12 kills while Becca Huddleston followed with 10 kills and seven digs.
- Abby Anderson handed out 32 assists to go along with five digs.
- Serowski led the defense with 17 digs.
FOR THE FOES
- Kaytlin Elkins led Barton with 16 kills and hit .306 in the match.
- Angelica Acevedo posted 29 assists and added 10 digs.
- Riley Bane led the defense with 18 kills.
- King stays on the road to take on the University of Mount Olive on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
- Barton hosts Lees-McRae College on Saturday afternoon.