The three-headed hydra of senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen, redshirt freshman opposite Jake Hanes and redshirt junior middle Blake Leeson, each notched double-digit kills and hit nearly .600 or better, lifting Ohio State to a close 25-13, 25-23, 25-18 win over King in the NCAA play-in match Thursday night.
#17 King earned their first-ever Conference Carolinas tournament title and their first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament with a straight-set victory over Barton Saturday night.
Both #17 King and (RV) Barton won in four sets in their respective Conference Carolinas semifinals match. They meet each other in Bristol, Tennessee on Saturday to decide the automatic bid to the NCAA I-II tournament.
Barton’s Angelos Mandilaris, Belmont Abbey College’s Rob Valentine and Limestone’s Francisco Salinger Cenzual were named Conference Carolinas’ Offensive Player, Defensive Player and Freshman of the Year respectively, while King’s Ryan Booher was tabbed as Coach of the Year.
Harvard held on to fend off Princeton in five sets and keep its EIVA playoff hosting hopes alive, while Ohio…
King put together a .347 hitting effort and notched eight blocks to register a four-set win over Barton and move into a first-place tie in the Conference Carolinas standings with one match to play.
King and Mount Olive registered sweeps to stay among the top three in the Conference Carolinas standings, while No. 16…
Barton remained undefeated in Conference Carolinas play, while Erskine picked up its first league win on Saturday.
Princeton won its third straight, toppling No. 11 Penn State in five sets after facing eight match-point attempts in Set…
Barton made quick work of (RV) King on Saturday afternoon to take sole possession of the Conference Carolinas lead.