KISSIMMEE, Fla. - King College ended the opening day of the NCCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship with a 3-1 victory over Southeastern (Fla.) University Thursday.
King started the match with a 25-19 victory. Southeastern tied things with a 27-25 second set decision. The Lady Tornado finished things off with back-to-back 25-23 set wins.
The Lady Tornado, the event's No. 7 seed, went to 1-1 in Pool B. Campbellsville (Ky.) University, the defending NCCAA National Champion and No. 3 seed, has a 2-0 pool record. Southeastern, the No. 10 seed, starts Friday with a 0-2 record. Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) University started 1-0 while Trinity Christian (Ill.) College, the No. 6 seed, has a loss. Day one ends with Mount Vernon and Trinity Christian playing at 6:30 p.m.
King, now at 31-10 on the season, has a 10 a.m. match with Mount Vernon Nazarene Friday. The Lady Tornado ends pool play with a 2 p.m. contest against Trinity Christian.
The top two teams from the pool advances to Saturday's semifinals to play the top two teams from Pool A. Last season in King's pool, Mount Vernon Nazarene and Bryan (Tenn.) College advanced to the semifinals with matching 3-1 pool play records. The Lady Tornado was 2-2 after pool play closed.
King and Southeastern closed out last year's pool play with the Lady Tornado winning 3-0.