Service line leads King to sweep of Pfeiffer

Service line leads King to sweep of Pfeiffer

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's volleyball team continued Conference Carolinas play with a sweep of Pfeiffer University on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex. Tristyn Lozano led the Tornado offense as they topped the Falcons 25-6, 25-18, 25-17.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 3, Pfeiffer 0 (25-6, 25-18, 25-17)
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 4-6, 4-0 Conference Carolinas; Pfeiffer 0-8, 0-3 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • King used a 7-0 run early to open up a 9-2 lead over the Falcons. Cathy Scaniffe and Ashton Beckner capped the run with a block.
  • Beckner and Becca Huddleston later sparked an 8-0 Tornado run with back-to-back kills and Beckner served up an ace.
  • Huddleston ended spurt with a kill, giving King a 22-4 advantage.
  • Back-to-back service aces from Haley Roe gave King the first set 25-6.
  • The Tornado jumped out early in the second set as Sydney Pigage gave King an early 5-2 lead with an ace.
  • Tristyn Lozano lader posted back-to-back kills, capping a 5-0 Tornado run and putting King ahead 11-5.
  • She then started another run with consecutive kills. Emma Carico capped the run with one of her two kills in the match, giving King a 17-8 lead.
  • The Falcons tried to comeback, but Huddleston ended their run, and gave King the 25-18 victory with another kill.
  • Pfeiffer held the advantage early in the third set until King scored three straight points to take a 15-13 lead and force a Falcon timeout. Angela Boudavong served up consecutive aces to force the timeout.
  • Following a Falcon point, King scored four straight points to start to take control of the set.
  • Lozano started a 5-0 spurt that closed the match with a kill, and Abby Anderson followed with four straight aces, giving King the 25-17 victory.
  • Lozano led King with nine kills and hit .350 in the match.
  • Scaniffe followed with six kills and Huddleston chipped in with five.
  • Haley Roe dished out 16 assists while Anderson handed out 11 and added five service aces.
  • Amy Serowski led the defense with seven digs while Huddleston followed with six.

FOR THE FOES

  • Brittany Blackburn posted a match-high 12 digs for the Falcons.
  • Kayla Hyatt led the offense with four kills.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • King posted 20 service aces in the match, their most since King became NCAA Division II members. The previous best came in 2013-14 when the Tornado served up 19 aces against Morris College.

UP NEXT

  • The Tornado are in action again on Tuesday when they host Lees-McRae College. First serve is slated for 7:00 p.m.

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