The Barton Community College volleyball team served its way to its second consecutive sweep at the Barton Gym winning 25-15, 25-16, and 25-14 over Butler Community College. The victory improves Barton to 5-7 in the Jayhawk and 8-20 overall while Butler drops to 2-11 in conference and 4-25 on the season. The Cougars travel to Colby Community College on Saturday for a 2:00 p.m. first serve before their final home match next Wednesday.
Barton led 9-8 in the first set before scoring five of the next six points building a 15-9 lead. Butler would cut the lead to four twice but behind the set high four kills from Emily Deterding on five swings the Cougars would outscore the Grizzlies 8-2 down the stretch to capture the opener 25-15. In the second set the Cougars' Jordan Edelman's four kills and untimely Butler service receiving spurred a pair of five-point runs midway through the set gaining separation coasting to the 25-16 win.
Trailing 6-5 in the third, the Cougars scored four straight grabbing the lead then took the wind out of the Butler sails scoring seven of nine points building a seven point lead. The Grizzlies cut the lead to five until Barton closed out with six straight and seven of the final eight points winning 25-14.
Attacking at .400 or better for the third time in last five matches, Edelman led the twenty-five kill attack with nine to go along with 2.5 blocks as fellow sophomore Deterding knocked down eight kills on a season high .583 attack.