Women's Volleyball

3 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Errors costly for King at Lees-McRae

Errors costly for King at Lees-McRae

BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University women's volleyball fell at Lees-McRae College on Tuesday night. The Tornado struggled offensively as the Bobcats took the 3-0 win.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Lees-McRae 3, King 0 (25-13, 26-24, 26-24)
LOCATON: Williams Gymnasium; Banner Elk, N.C.
RECORDS: King 9-12, 4-6 Conference Carolinas; Lees-McRae 5-15, 2-8 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Tornado offense got off to a slow start, and the Bobcats took advantage as they opened up an 11-7 lead and forced a King timeout.
  • Lees-McRae continued to pull away, taking the opening set 25-13.
  • The second set was tighter as the Tornado were led by six kills from Becca Huddleston and four from Kayley Holtzclaw.
  • However, the Bobcats pulled away in the middle of the set, using a 3-0 run to take a 16-12 lead and force a Tornado timeout.
  • King came back behind a 5-1 run, including three straight that evened the score at 17-17.
  • The Tornado led 23-22 before the Bobcats called timeout and rolled off three straight points.
  • Following a kill from Holtzclaw to get the Tornado back on the board, Lees-McRae scored the final point to take the set 26-24.
  • The middle of the set was the turning point again for the Tornado in the third set as the Bobcats opened a 12-7 lead behind four straight points.
  • Lees-McRae held the lead until the end when King went on a 6-1 run, including holding off three match points to even the set at 24-24.
  • However, the Bobcats scored the final two points, taking the set 26-24 and the match 3-0.
  • Huddleston led King with 12 kills to go along with seven digs.
  • Holtzclaw followed with seven kills, four digs and two blocks.
  • Sophie Badgett handed out 25 assists and added nine digs.
  • Amy Serowski led the defense with 14 digs while Sydney Pigage followed with 13 and Rebekah Hill added 11.

FOR THE FOES

  • Elissa Small led the way with five kills while four others accounted for four kills each.
  • Courtney Weathersby handed out 17 assists and added 12 digs.
  • Kaci Thornton and Madison Martin accounted for 10 digs apiece.

UP NEXT

  • King travels to take on Converse College on Friday night. First serve from Spartanburg, S.C. is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
  • Lees-McRae travels to take on Limestone College on Friday night.
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