Women's Volleyball

3 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tornado block leads to sweep of SWU

Tornado block leads to sweep of SWU

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's volleyball team used their block to sweep Southern University on Friday night. King posted 11 blocks and hit .258 in the 3-0 Conference Carolinas victory.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 3, Southern Wesleyan 0 (25-16, 25-8, 25-17)
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 8-7, 4-3 Conference Carolinas; Southern Wesleyan 2-17, 0-8 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Set

  • The Tornado hit .275 in the opening set behind 18 kills, including seven from Julie Ward.
  • Georgia Davis and Tristyn Lozano added four kills each in the opening set.
  • King scored six straight points with Sydney Pigage at the service line to take an 8-5 lead.
  • The Tornado then gradually extended their lead, taking the set 25-16.

Second Set

  • Ward posted four kills in the second set to lead the Tornado to a 25-8 victory as King hit .400 in the set.
  • With Lozano and Claire Wilson at the service line, King went on a 7-1 run to take a 12-5 advantage.
  • Pigage then served out the final three points as the Tornado took the set.

Third Set

  • The King block hit their stride in the final set, posting seven blocks, four from Kayley Holtzclaw.
  • King broke a tie at nine by scored five of the next six points.
  • A Brittney Ramsey kill brought Hannah Rogers to the service line with King leading 16-13.
  • Rogers then served the next five points as the Tornado opened up a 20-13 advantage following a Lozano kill.
  • Keri Ricker eventually gave King the 25-17 win with an ace.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Ward posted 12 kills and 11 digs.
  • Ricker handed out 29 assists and added 12 digs.
  • Pigage led the defense with 16 digs while Ramsey posted six blocks and Holtzclaw had five stuffs.
  • Lozano chipped in with eight kills and eight digs.

FOR THE FOES

  • Olivia Johnson led the Warriors with six kills and five digs.
  • Anna Martin led the defense with six digs.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Ward posted her eighth double-double of the season and Ricker accounted for her seventh double-double of the season.

UP NEXT

  • King stays at home to take on North Greenville University at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
  • Southern Wesleyan travels to Lees-McRae College on Saturday afternoon.
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