King tops LMU for first win

King tops LMU for first win

HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University women's volleyball team broke into the win column on Saturday evening, topping regional rival Lincoln Memorial University 3-0. The first set went to extra points, but the Tornado took the final two sets, giving head coach Ryan Booher his first career win.

FINAL SCORE: King 3, Lincoln Memorial 0
LOCATION: Mars Gymnasium, Harrogate, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 1-2; Lincoln Memorial 0-3


First Set

  • Lincoln Memorial controlled play in the early going, opening up an 11-7 advantage before the Tornado started to work their way back.
  • Julie Ward pulled the Tornado even with the Railsplitters at 15 with a kill as King went on an 8-4 run.
  • The Railsplitters responded, extending their lead back to 21-17, but the Tornado had an answer.
  • The Tornado rolled off five straight points, started by a Kayley Holtzclaw kill.
  • Brittney Ramsey and Tristyn Lozano teamed up for a block that gave King a 22-21 advantage.
  • King held the advantage as the teams traded points until the Tornado scored back-to-back points to take the set 27-25.

Second Set

  • Lincoln Memorial got off to a hot start again, opening up a 4-1 lead in the second set.
  • The Tornado answered with a 6-2 lead to take a 7-6 advantage following a Lozano ace and Ward kill.
  • With the score even at 10, the Tornado began to pull away with three 3-0 spurt, in all a 9-3 run.
  • Ward capped the run with a kill, giving King a 19-12 lead.
  • The Tornado closed the set with four straight points, taking the set 25-15.

Third Set

  • Ward kick-started the King offense in the third set, and added an ace as the Tornado took a 3-0.
  • The King lead grew to 15-11 following a Georgia Davis kill before the Railsplitters started to work their way back.
  • Lincoln Memorial went on a 6-1 run, evening the score at 17 before Remi Thele and Ramsey came up with a block.
  • That block ignited a 5-0 Tornado run as the duo ended the spurt that put King ahead 22-17 with another block.
  • King had a chance a match point and Ward came up with the termination, giving King the 25-21 victory for the sweep.


  • Ward led King with 17 kills and added seven digs.
  • Lozano followed with 10 kills and nine digs.
  • Sydney Pigage also accounted for nine digs.
  • Ramsey led the Tornado block with five assisted stuffs.
  • Keri Ricker and Hannah Rogers handed out 19 assists apiece. Ricker posted six digs and Rogers had five digs.


  • Yileen Ng he led Lincoln Memorial with 13 kills and four digs.
  • Lindsey Nartker posted eight digs and Emily Walter handed out 30 assists.


  • The five blocks for Ramsey marks a career-high.
  • The win gives Booher his first victory at the helm of the women's program.


  • King returns to action again on Friday at the Jaguar Rumble hosted by Augusta University. The Tornado will take on Albany State University at 4:30 p.m.
  • Lincoln Memorial hosts Tusculum University on Friday evening.