Lady Tornado Repeat Day One Performance with Split
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – King Women's Volleyball had a run of déjà vu when it replicated its day one performance at the Falcon Fest Tournament on Saturday, winning a three-set match and falling in five to their second opponent of the day. Summer Kremer had a remarkable day with 17 kills in the thrilling nightcap against Seton Hill.
King 3, West Liberty 0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-23)
The Lady Tornado cruised to a three-set victory over the West Liberty Hilltoppers in morning action of the final day of the Falcon Fest Tournament. Three King players finished with six or more kills and four more hit .400 or better in the win.
Sophomore Jordan Baty (Wilmington, N.C.) led the team with nine kills on 19 swings. Kelsey Griffitts (Bristol, Va.) and Grace Underwood (Pearland, Texas) each had seven kills while pacing the team with hitting percentages .400 or better. Griffitts hit at a .538 clip while the freshman hit an even .400 on 15 attempts. Underwood also led the squad with three service aces and added five digs to her line.
King 2, Seton Hill 3 (14-25, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, 14-16)
King fought back after dropping its first two games by large margins and forced a fifth game and extra points before losing their second game of the Falcon Fest Tournament. Sophomore transfer Summer Kremer (Mills River, N.C.) hit at a .308 clip in the match with 17 total kills to lead the Lady Tornado.
King returned fire with a 25-19 victory in the third set and edged out the Griffins in the fourth game, 25-22, forcing a fifth set against an opponent for the second time in the tournament. Seton Hill outlasted King, 16-14, to take the match.
Kremer led all players in the match with 17 kills, only rivaled by the Griffins' Shelby Kyllo (15) and Corrine Gahagen (13).
Freshman Olivia Underwood posted 34 assists, three digs, two block assists, and a service ace to accompany four kills of her own. Jordan Baty nearly hit double-digit kills but hit at an incredible rate, converting 9-of-12 attempts at the net for a .583 hit percentage.
King (2-2) will return to the friendly confines of the Student Center Complex for their home opener against regional rival Milligan College. The match against the Buffaloes is set for Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.