GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women's volleyball team went out of conference to take on Tusculum College on Tuesday night. The Tornado kept the match close early, but the Pioneers took the match 3-0.
FINAL SCORE: Tusculum 3, King 0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-12)
LOCATION: Pioneer Arena; Greeneville, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 6-8; Tusculum 10-5
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Tornado got off to a good start, scoring the first three points of the match behind a kill from Abby Anderson.
- However, the Pioneers answered with a 5-2 spurt to even the tally at 5-5.
- King held the upper hand until Tusculum tried to gain control of the set with a 7-0 run that turned a 10-9 deficit in to a 16-10 advantage.
- The Tornado couldn't make a run for the remainder of the set as the Pioneers took the set 25-15.
- In the third set, King took a 10-7 lead following a Tristyn Lozano kill and back-to-back aces from Amy Serowski.
- Tusculum later scored three straight points to gain the advantage before the teams started to go back-and-forth.
- However, the Pioneers broke a tie with four straight points as they went on to take the set 25-21.
- Tusculum stayed hot to start the third set, opening up a 10-2 lead which forced King timeout.
- The Tornado came back to get within in five points, but couldn't get any closer as Tusculum took the set 25-12 and the match 3-0.
- Huddleston led King with seven kills and 16 digs.
- Serowski and Rebekah Hill added 11 digs apiece and Sophie Badgett handed out 15 assists.
FOR THE FOES
- Kaily Weiss led Tusculum with nine kills while Shannon Murphy handed out 31 assists to go along with 10 digs.
- Melissa Mazur registered 13 digs, and Sabrina Schleuger accounted for 10 digs.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- For Badgett, the 15 assists marks a career-high.
- King takes to the road to face Barton College on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. and the University of Mount Olive on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
- Tusculum travels to Anderson University on Friday night.