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Valkyries Fall in Quarterfinals of Conference Carolinas Volleyball Championships

Valkyries Fall in Quarterfinals of Conference Carolinas Volleyball Championships

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. 

GAME INFORMATION
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

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Set

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. 

Second Set

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. 

Third Set

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).