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#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.
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.
UCLA remains undefeated on the season and GCU is off to their best start in program history.