Barton made quick work of (RV) King on Saturday afternoon to take sole possession of the Conference Carolinas lead.
In Friday afternoon action, (RV) King survived a comeback attempt from host Mount Olive in Conference Carolinas play to win in 5 and stay undefeated in CC. Additionally, Queens hosted a tri-match that had NAIA member St. Andrews walk away with two quick sweep victories over the host and Alderson-Broaddus.
(RV) King started up a trend of sweeps on a day filled with Conference Carolinas teams; February 13 Recap.
King leads a three-team race along with Barton and Mount Olive; Conference Carolinas Update (Feb. 6)
In the biggest match of the day, No. 10 Penn State outlasted No. 15 Fort Wayne, handing the Mastodons their first loss of the season in four sets. No. 14 Pepperdine also held home court, while King and Barton earned Conference Carolinas victories.
King senior outside hitter Jeff Sprayberry put his name in the school record books after Saturday’s sweep of Emmanuel College (Ga.), notched his 1,000th career kill, becoming the first Tornado player ever to reach the milestone.
No. 15 Fort Wayne continued to gain respect in the national spotlight as the newly ranked squad posted a four-set road win over No. 12 Saint Francis on Friday. Also coming out with wins were No. 7 Ohio State, No. 8 Lewis, No. 9 Grand Canyon and No. 10 Penn State.
(RV) King picked up a non-conference win Tuesday night, while Belmont Abbey came out victorious for their first Conference Carolinas win.
No. 4 UC Irvine and No. 18 Fort Wayne notched their seventh victories of the season, topping Concordia-Irvine and Lourdes respectively, while North Greenville and King opened Conference Carolinas action with wins on Wednesday night.
Loyola defeats BYU in 5 and SFU defeats UCSB in 4.