Women's Volleyball

3 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS

King rebounds with four set win over North Greenville

Photo: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing less than 24 hours following their first loss in Conference Carolinas play, the King University women's volleyball team returned to the court to face North Greenville University. The Tornado offense played well in the first set, but the Crusader offense may played a bit better in the second set to even the match. However, the Tornado came back late, taking the third set before winning the fourth set to take the match 3-1.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 3, North Greenville 1 (25-8, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22)
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 6-7, 6-1 Conference Carolinas; North Greenville 11-5, 3-3 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • King may have turned in their best set of the season in the first set, hitting .556 where they posted 15 kills on 27 attempts and zero attack errors.
  • Ashton Beckner led the way in the 25-8 first set victory, accounting for five kills on eight attempts while Tristyn Lozano added four kills.
  • The Tornado scored the first six points of the set, forcing a quick North Greenville timeout. King later scored the final six points, the set-winner from Lozano.
  • In the second set, King used a 5-0 run to take a 13-9 lead. On the run, Cathy Scaniffe posted three kills.
  • King later led 20-16 before the Crusaders went on a 4-0 run to even the score, but Scaniffe got the Tornado back on the board.
  • However, the Crusaders didn't slow down, scoring back-to-back points and later scoring the final three points of the set, taking the frame 25-22.
  • North Greenville was on the attack early in the third set, scoring five of the first six points and later opening up a 16-10 lead before Lozano tried to ignite the King offense.
  • King cut into the lead, but still trailed 18-14 before Scaniffe recorded back-to-back kills to get the King offense going.
  • Remi Thele ended the run and evened the score at 18-18 with one of her seven kills in the match.
  • The Tornado trailed 22-20 before Beckner and Victoria Gause registered consecutive kills to even the score. Gause and Roe then teamed up for a block to give King the lead and force a Crusader timeout.
  • Lozano and Gause gave King the 25-22 win with a block, capping the 5-0 Tornado spurt.
  • King kept the momentum to start the fourth set, scoring the first four points of the set on a kill from Beckner and two from Lozano.
  • The Tornado regained the lead with consecutive kills from Scaniffe, Beckner and Thele to take a 9-7 lead.
  • Lozano later posted three straight kills, opening up a 16-13 advantage for the Tornado.
  • The King lead grew to 23-18 before Lozano recorded the final two kills for King, giving the Tornado the 25-22 win and the match 3-1.
  • Lozano led King with 17 kills and hit .394 in the match, making only four errors on 33 attempts. She added five digs for the Tornado.
  • Scaniffe followed with 16 kills and six digs while Beckner chipped in with 15 kills.
  • Roe posted another double-double, handing out 52 assists to go along with 11 digs.
  • Sydney Pigage led the defense with 16 digs, and Amy Serowski added 13 digs for the defense.

FOR THE FOES

  • Kenzie Pierce led the Crusaders with 10 kills.
  • Madison Pogue posted a double-double with 30 assists and 11 digs.
  • Ashlyn Wilkinson led the defense with 15 digs.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Lozano set a career-high of 17 kills, better her previous high of 10.
  • For the second straight night, Beckner set a career-high with 15 kills. On Friday night she had 14 kills.
  • Roe matched her career-best of 52 assists, marking her second career game with at least 50 assists.

UP NEXT

  • King takes to the road for the first time in nearly a month when they travel to take on the University of Charleston (W.Va.) on Wednesday night. First serve from Charleston, W.Va. is slated for 7:00 p.m.
  • North Greenville hosts Limestone College on Tuesday night.
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