NCAA Tournament Preview: Barton vs Flagler

NCAA Tournament Preview: Barton vs Flagler

by Doug Page

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. – After winning the program's second-consecutive Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship, the Barton women's volleyball team heads to the NCAA Southeast Region Tournament hosted by Flagler College.

The Saints of Flagler (24-3) are the No. 1 overall seed after winning the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship. The Lady Bulldogs (23-7) are the No. 8 seed in the tournament after winning the Conference Carolinas North Division title and the tournament championship.

Included below are details about Barton's first round matchup with Flagler as well as a link to live coverage of the event and a NCAA Tournament Central page covering all information regarding the eight-team bracket.

When: Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Flagler Gymnasium at Flagler College

Tickets: $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens

NCAA Tournament Central (includes tournament bracket, schedule and visitor's guide)

Live Stream

Live Stats

 

Notes:

• The Saints earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time in program history and are the top seed in the region for the first time. Flagler is 11-7 all-time in NCAA postseason play and won the southeast regional title in 2009 and 2011.

• Flagler features feature the PBC Player of the Year in senior Sara Davis as well as the PBC Freshman of the Year in Karlie Redfern. Davis is ranked No. 8 in the nation in hitting percentage with a .406 mark. She was an AVCA All-America third-team selection last year. Redfern is third in the PBC in aces (40) and aces per set (0.42).

• Barton won both the Conference Carolinas North Division crown and the Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship, defeating Belmont Abbey College in straight sets for the program's second title.

• The Lady Bulldogs were a perfect 15-0 at home this season and have won 20 of their last 21 matches. Barton has yet to lose a set in the month of November. The Lady Bulldogs had three all-conference players: Kaytlin Elkins, Courtney Wiseman and Angelica Acevedo. Elkins was selected as the league's freshman of the year. She is 10th in the country in kills per set (4.41) and 11th in points per set (4.97). Ashley Owen is 16th in aces per set (0.53).