Barton rallies to top SWU on the road, 3-2

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CENTRAL, S.C. — The Barton College women’s volleyball team rallied from a two-set deficit Friday night to knock off homestanding Southern Wesleyan University 17-25, 27-25, 25-21, 26-24, 15-10 inside Tysinger Gymnasium.

Barton, winners of three in a row, evened its record at 13-13 and improved to 9-2 against NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas competition. Southern Wesleyan, which dropped its fourth straight match, fell to 7-15 in all matches and 4-9 overall.

Sophomore outside hitter Kaytlin Elkins had 24 kills and 18 digs in the win, with seniors Haley Headley and Allie Cullens adding 10 kills. Elkins’ 410 kills leads Conference Carolinas.

Senior setter Angelica Acevedo had 38 assists to pace the offense and produced 21 digs.

Barton’s comeback was aided by holding Southern Wesleyan to an .077 percentage on the attack.

Trailing 10-9 in the fifth set, Barton used a 6-0 run to claim the match. Freshman Brittany Silance had a five-point run, including two kills each from Cullens and Elkins. A Silance ace put Barton on match point, and a Southern Weselyan error clinched the match.

Olivia Johnson tallied 13 kills and 20 digs for Southern Wesleyan.

The Lady Bulldogs visit North Greenville on Saturday.