BELMONT, N.C. -- Sophomore Brianna Morgheim tallied a career-high 13 kills and hit .423, leading Belmont Abbey to a 3-1 (21-25, 26-24, 25-17, 25-20) victory over King in Conference Carolinas women's volleyball action Tuesday night. Lydia Sale also reached double figures in kills with 11.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Cassidy Bonito tallied seven kills and nine digs to go along with her 38 assists.
- A trio of Crusaders reached double figures in digs, led by Sarah Kenney with 18. Leah Gunter and Mackenzie Chrapliwy added 12 and 11, respectively.
- Belmont Abbey dropped the first set 25-21 after King broke a 10-10 tie with four straight points. After the Crusaders closed to within 15-14, each team rattled off five straight points for a 20-19 score. From there, the Tornado outscored The Abbey 5-2 to take the set.
- King came out strong in the second, opening a 16-12 advantage before a 6-1 Crusader run switched to the lead 18-17. King scored the next five points and led 24-22 before The Abbey rallied to even the match 26-24
- In the third, The Abbey broke a 10-10 tie with six straight points and led by no fewer than three points over the remaining time, then 5-1 run midway through the fourth lifted the Crusaders to victory.
- Belmont Abbey outhit the Tornado .201 to .078 in the contest
- Belmont Abbey takes to the road this weekend for a pair of Conference Carolinas matches. The Crusaders face South Division leader Emmanuel on Friday and Erskine on Saturday.