Tornado come back to defeat Coker

Tornado come back to defeat Coker

DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University women's volleyball team fell behind Coker College early on Saturday morning, but the Tornado came storming back. King dropped the first set to the Cobras, but double-doubles from Becca Huddleston and Abby Anderson brought the Tornado back to take the 3-1 victory.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 3, Coker 1 (19-25, 26-24, 25-19, 26-24)
LOCATION: Belk Arena; Due West, S.C.
RECORDS: King 2-4; Coker 4-3

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Tornado fell behind early in the first set, but a 3-0 run started by an Abby Anderson kill put King ahead 10-9.
  • King held the upper hand, taking a two point advantage numerous times, the final time following a Cathy Scaniffe kill that put the Tornado ahead 17-15.
  • Coker then scored four straight points to take the advantage and eventually win the set 25-19.
  • The momentum carried over to the second set for the Cobras as they quickly jumped out to a 3-0 lead.
  • However, King scored nine of the next 10 points to open up a 9-4 advantage following an Amy Serowski ace and Becca Huddleston kill.
  • The King lead swelled to 15-8 following kills from Huddleston and Scaniffe.
  • However, the Cobras started to work their way back and pulled within 20-19 following a 5-1 run.
  • The Cobras later held the advantage at 25-24 before King scored the final three points to take the set 26-24.
  • The teams went back-and-forth in the early going of the third set before King broke a 9-9 tie with four straight points to gain the advantage.
  • The Tornado held their lead there before Huddleston gave King the 25-19 victory with her second kill of the set.
  • Coker opened up a 10-5 lead in the fourth set, forcing King to use a timeout.
  • Out of the break, the Cobras extended their lead to 11-5. The Coker lead swelled to seven points before the Tornado started to come back.
  • King used a 5-0 run, capped by back-to-back blocks from Emma Carico and Huddleston and Carico and Lozano to even the score at 16.
  • King later scored three straight points, evening the tally at 21, but the Cobras regained a 23-21 advantage.
  • Nevertheless, King scored five of the final six points, the last coming on a Lozano kill, giving King the set 26-24 and the match 3-1.
  • Huddleston posted a double-double, accounting for 15 kills and 20 digs.
  • Scaniffe paced the offense with 18 kills.
  • Anderson also posted a double-double with 49 assists to go along with 14 digs.
  • Serowski led the defense with 25 digs while Carico added four blocks.

FOR THE FOES

  • Taylor du Bray led the way for Coker with nine kills and 11 digs.
  • Kara Overholt recorded 19 digs while Christen Bragg posted a double-double with 24 assists and 15 digs.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Carico set career-highs with five digs and four blocks.
  • Huddleston reached the 20-dig plateau for the first time this season and the fourth time in her career.
  • Serowski eclipsed the 20-digs mark for the third time this season.
  • Anderson and Huddleston both posted their third double-doubles of the year.

UP NEXT

  • King takes on UVa-Wise on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in their final match at the Erskine Tournament.
  • Coker faces Shorter University on Saturday evening.