BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Converse College volleyball team's season came to an end on Tuesday evening after suffering a 3-0 loss at the hands of King University during the Quarterfinals of the 2019 Conference Carolinas Volleyball Championships.
Scores: Converse 0, King (Tenn.) 3 (14-25, 16-25, 14-25)
Records: Converse (10-23, 6-10 CC), King (Tenn.) (18-8, 13-3 CC)
Location: Student Center Complex, King University, Bristol, Tenn.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- Brittany Tepedino and Elizabeth Coffey led the Valkyries with four kills each.
- Lauren Tharringtom compiled a team-high 12 assists.
- Kelsey Elliott finished with 13 digs.
- King's Julie Ward led all players with 19 kills.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After the two teams traded the initial eight points of the opening set, King established dominance with a massive 13-2 run, taking a comfortable 17-6 lead midway through the frame. The Valkyries were able to trim the deficit to 19-12 following a 6-2 burst, but King took the set, finishing on a 6-2 run of its own.
Once again the set was evenly matched as King held a slim 10-8 lead early in set two. However, a run of 11-3 gave the Tornado a double-digit lead (21-11). Three straight by Converse closed the gap to 21-14, but King took four of the final six points, earning a commanding 2-0 match lead.
Back-to-back service aces in the third set gave KU a 6-2 lead, but the Valkyries came storming back with a run of 7-3, knotting the contest at 9-all. A Ward kill sparked a burst of 8-1 over nine points, allowing the Tornado to control the set at 17-10. From that point King was able to finish the set (25-14) and the match (3-0).