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.
Barton remained undefeated in Conference Carolinas play, while Erskine picked up its first league win on Saturday.
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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.
Home court advantage and high powered offenses ruled the day on Saturday afternoon as No. 6 Loyola, No. 10 Lewis, Barton and Mount Olive all notched victories hitting .283 or better as a team.