Women's Volleyball

3 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS

King falls to #16 Gannon, defeats Concord

King falls to #16 Gannon, defeats Concord

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: #16 Gannon 3, King 0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-22; King 3, Concord 1 (25-22, 23-25, 25-23 32-30)
LOCATION: Carter Center; Athens, W.Va.
RECORDS: King 6-5; #16 Gannon 10-0; Concord 2-11

HOW IT HAPPENED – #16 GANNON

First Set

  • Gannon used a 4-0 run in the beginning of the set to take a quick lead.
  • The Tornado answered back with a 4-1 run of their own following a Tristyn Lozano kill and a Julie Ward ace to cut the lead within one at 5-4.
  • The Golden Knights then ran away with the set going on a 9-1 and a 10-2 run to take the set 25-13.

Second Set

  • The second set was tight early on with the score being knotted at eight.
  • Gannon then used a 7-1 run to take the lead in the set 16-9.
  • King exchanged blows with the Golden Knights for the rest of the set but could not come back and dropped the set 25-17.

Third Set

  • King and Gannon once again went going back-and-forth to start the set with the Tornado taking the early lead 11-9. 
  • The Golden Knights followed with an 8-4 run to take the lead 17-14.
  • The Tornado came back scoring the next five of six points to take the lead following a Lozano ace 21-20
  • Gannon would then close the match with a 5-1 run to win the set 25-22 and win the match.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Ward led the Tornado with 7 kills and 7 digs.
  • Abby Anderson had 22 assists and 6 digs.
  • Sydney Pigage led the back row with 10 digs.

FOR THE FOES

  • Lauren Sampson led The Golden Knights with 14 kills and 9 digs.
  • Ashley Beyers dished out 35 assists and 10 digs.
  • Toni Leitshuh helped solidify the defense with 12 digs.

HOW IT HAPPENED – CONCORD

First Set

  • King and Concord started off the first set by exchanging 4-0 runs.
  • The Tornado then went on a 7-2 run ended by a kill from Lozano to push away from Concord 16-12.
  • The Mountain Lions were able to fight back and tie the score at 18 with a 5-0 run of their own.
  • The Tornado held their lead there before Davis gave King the 25-21 victory with one of her three kills in the set.
  • Following a King timeout, the Tornado were able to put the Mountain Lions away with a 7-4 run ended with a kill from Kayley Holtzclaw 25-22.

Second Set

  • Again, King and Concord exchanged momentum throughout the second set.
  • Concord came out with a 5-0 run to step ahead of King, King then countered with a 4-0 run of their own to tie the set at 18.
  • King then took a brief lead at 23-21 before Concord finished off the set with a 4-0 run to take the set 25-23.

Third Set

  • The Mountain Lions came out strong in the third set with a 6-1 run off the bat.
  • The Tornado slowly came back throughout the set following a slow start and were able to tie the set at 20 following a kill by Ward.
  • King was then able to put the set away winning four of the next six points to take the set 25-23
  • King then took a brief lead at 23-21 before Concord finished off the set with a 4-0 run to take the set 25-23.

Fourth Set

  • King this time started off rolling with a 7-2 run to take the commanding lead in the set.
  • Concord then battled back in the set with a 9-3 run of their own to tie the set at 11.
  • The Tornado and the Mountain Lions then exchanged three-point bursts with king taking the lead at 21-19.
  • King and Concord then battled beyond the best to 25 score limit and went blow for blow with King taking the final set 32-30 started by a kill from Rebekah Hill.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Ward had a career-high17 Kills and added 16 digs for the double-double.
  • Anderson dished out a season-high 54 assists. She came within one of her career-high of 55 which she set a season ago against Mars Hill University.
  • Pigage led the defense with 16 digs.
  • Lozano chipped in with 13 kills and seven digs.

FOR THE FOES

  • Brooke Heck had 11 kills
  • Erin Shannon had 14 digs.

UP NEXT

  • King is in action again at Concord University tomorrow facing Kentucky State at 9:00 a.m. and Bluefield State at 3:00 p.m.