Women's Volleyball

3 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tornado offense cruises past NGU in Conference Carolinas opener

Tornado offense cruises past NGU in Conference Carolinas opener

TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University women's volleyball team turned in what may have been their best performance so far this season as they opened Conference Carolinas play at North Greenville University. King turned in their best attack percentage of the season and Becca Huddleston led the Tornado to the 3-0 victory with another double-double.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 3, North Greenville 0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-22)
LOCATION: Hayes Gymnasium; Tigerville, S.C.
RECORDS: King 4-4, 1-0 Conference Carolinas; North Greenville 4-5, 0-1 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Tristyn Lozano and Victoria Gause came up with back-to-back kills and Cathy Scaniffe followed with an ace that gave King a 15-10 advantage in the first set, and forced North Greenville to use their second timeout.
  • The Crusaders came back to get within one point down the stretch, the final time at 22-21 as King answered with three straight points.
  • Scaniffe started it with a kill and Huddleston ended the first set with her sixth kill of the frame, King the 25-21 victory.
  • The Tornado offense stayed hot, scoring the first five points of the second set. Scaniffe started the set with a termination as Gause and Lozano each added kills on the spurt.
  • Abby Anderson gave King a 16-6 lead with an ace, forcing the Crusaders to use their second timeout of the set.
  • However, the Crusaders went on a 9-3 run, cutting their deficit to 19-15. North Greenville later cut their deficit to 23-20, but King answered with two of the final three points.
  • Scaniffe came up with a kill and Lozano ended the 25-21 victory with another kill.
  • North Greenville was determined to send the match to a fourth set, but the Tornado came storming back late in the third stanza.
  • The Tornado trailed 17-12 before Huddleston tried to get the offense going with a kill.
  • King eventually evened the score at 21 before Gause evened the tally again at 22 and an Anderson ace gave King the lead.
  • Gause ended the match with a kill, giving King the 25-22 win to take the sweep.
  • Huddleston led the way, hitting .429 with 15 kills and 13 digs.
  • Scaniffe followed with 10 kills while Gause chipped in with eight terminations.
  • Gause hit .500 in the match, making one error on 14 attempts.
  • Anderson posted 33 assists, four aces and seven digs.
  • Amy Serowski matched Huddleston for the team lead with 13 digs.

FOR THE FOES

  • Samantha Hebb led North Greenville with 10 kills while Katie McManaway followed with seven.
  • Sara Miller led the defense with 15 digs to go along with 27 assists.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Huddleston posts her fourth double-double of the season.
  • Gause's eight kills mark a career-high.

UP NEXT

  • King stays on the road to face Southern Wesleyan University on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
  • North Greenville hosts Lees-McRae College on Saturday.