by Doug Page
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After winning its first match of the season earlier in the day, the Barton College women's volleyball team would be unable to make it a sweep as the Queens University Royals defeated BC 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-16, 25-17) on Friday night at the Queens Volleyball Fall Classic.
The Bulldogs (1-5) would be victorious in the second set on Friday, winning 25-23 but were unable to take a second set against the Royals. BC saw Queens pull-away numerous times following rallies by Barton to trim the deficit. Queens (4-0) hit just .174 in the match but used nine aces and nine total blocks to remain undefeated on the season.
Sophomore Camryn Frederick recorded eight kills in her third consecutive match for the Bulldogs and added three block assists for Barton. Sophomore Kaytlin Elkins notched a double-double for BC with a match-high 25 kills to go along with 19 digs. Senior Allie Cullens and freshman Peyton Kendall each tallied seven kills for Barton, while redshirt senior Riley Bane recorded a match-high 25 digs to go along with six assists and two aces.
Casey Tarvin totaled 16 kills in the match to pace Queens and tallied a double-double in the process with 14 digs. Jordan Proszenyak also notched a double-double with 12 kills and 15 digs, while Alexandria Becerra added a team-high 35 assists for the Royals.
The Bulldogs would even the match 1-1 by rallying late to take the second set from the Royals. The set featured just two lead changes while seeing the score knotted six times. Barton took an early lead in the set as Kendall and Elkins made it 7-3 following consecutive kills. Queens rallied midway through the set to even the score 16-16 as Proszenyak delivered a kill. The Royals would stretch their lead to 20-17 before Elkins took charge for BC. Elkins rattled off four consecutive kills to give Barton a 21-20 lead and force Queens to use a timeout. A kill by Frederick off an assist from Acevedo secured the 25-23 victory for BC.
Queens would gain back momentum on its home-court in the third set, using a huge 7-0 run to turn a 14-13 lead into a 21-13 advantage. Barton committed nine attack errors in the set despite recording 14 kills. Tarvin guided the Royals offense in the set, recording five kills and one ace. Trailing 24-15, BC looked to cut into the deficit as Elkins tallied a kill but followed with a service error to give Queens the 25-16 victory in the set and take a 2-1 edge in the match.
The Royals finished the match by taking the fourth set 25-17. Queens held off several early tie scores to again rally midway through the set and put some breathing room between the two sides. Queens recorded 12 kills in the set and would stay consistent throughout the night, recording 12 kills in each of the four sets.
Barton continues its play in the Queens Volleyball Fall Classic on Saturday afternoon against Anderson University at 12:15 p.m. and Augusta at 4:45 p.m.