Another NCCAA Top 5 rating for Lady Tornado

GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College was once again tied for No. 5 in the second week of the NCCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Burbridge Rating, the organization announced.

The Lady Tornado won in the only contest scheduled last week, a 3-0 win over UVa-Wise. Despite the victory, King's Burbridge went from 6.11 down to 6.00 with an overall record of 9-1 at the time of the report. The Lady Tornado shared the spot with Trinity Christian (Ill.) College who jumped up from No. 9 a week earlier.

Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) University and Malone (Ohio) University remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Mount Vernon's rating was at 7.00 with Malone's at 6.82 which closed the gap down between the top two squads. Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) University went to No. 3 after not being ranked a week ago which bumped Campbellsville (Ky.) University down to No. 4 this week as Campbellsville's rating was 6.08.

Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.) University was No. 7 with a rating of 5.94 and Southern Wesleyan (S.C.) University dropped from No. 4 to No. 8 as the Burbridge was 5.90. Geneva (Pa.) College and Trinity International (Ill.) University were the final two squads in the Top-10.

King did rank second in set winning percentage at 80.6 with a 29-7 record. Only Palm Beach Atlantic was better at 30-3 for a 90.9 winning percentage. The Lady Tornado's .900 match winning percentage was third best as Palm Beach Atlantic brought an undefeated 10-0 record and Malone was 16-1 which was a 94.1 winning percentage.

The Mid-East region was represented by King and Campbellsville in the Top-5. The next team from the region was No. 13 Asbury and then Oakland City (Ind.) University and Bluefield (Va.) College at No. 28 and No. 29.

The Lady Tornado has wrapped up play for the week and went to 10-2 on the season after a marathon 3-2 setback against Tusculum (Tenn.) College on Tuesday followed by a 3-1 win over cross-town rival Virginia Intermont College Thursday.

Next on King's schedule is a 6:30 p.m. meeting at Milligan (Tenn.) College on Tuesday.