October 7, 2010

King bounces back with sweep of Bluefield State, Toomey wins 100th

BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College made short work of Bluefield State (W.Va.) College Thursday in women's volleyball action with a 3-0 sweep Thursday which was also Chris Toomey's 100th win.

Toomey has a 100-39 record in his fourth season at King.

King used set scores of 25-4, 25-13 and 25-9 for the victory in a match that took under an hour. The Lady Tornado improved to 16-3, with nine 3-0 sweeps in 2010. Bluefield State, a member of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference slipped to 1-16. Thursday's contest was the second meeting between the two as King won a 3-0 decision on Sept. 11 in Charleston, W.Va.

Kaitlyn Musick (Weber City, Va.) had six kills to go along with seven aces which is a season high for any Lady Tornado player. Ashley Pittman (Norris, Tenn.) hit .467 with eight kills in 15 attempts with just one error.

Shannon Earwood provided 17 assists as seven different players had kills for King. Morgan Machen (Kingsport, Tenn.) added six kills as well. Amber Jones (Kingsport, Tenn.) and Lindsey Burke (Nicklesville, Va.) both had a team-high five digs.

The Lady Tornado hit .366 as a team which was a season high as was the squad's 18 aces.

Next for King will be a trip to play Concord (W.Va.) University and Southern Virginia University at Concord on Tuesday. The Concord contest is scheduled for 2 p.m. followed by the Southern Virginia match at 4 p.m.