Splitting matches on the first day of the Barton Classic, the Barton Community College volleyball team won both matches Saturday including a conference victory to finish 3-1 over the weekend.
The Cougars opened Friday's action with a four set victory over Clarendon College (25-14, 25-12, 14-25, 25-18), rolling to the easy first two set wins before putting the Bulldogs away in the fourth following a third set loss. Barton took the Friday evening nightcap first set against Cloud County Community 25-21 but came out on the short end of tough 26-24 and 27-25 games before falling 25-21 in the fourth.
Saturday's action looked like it may be a long day for the Cougars, totally out of sync with a new lineup in dropping the opening set to Casper College 25-14. The Cougars regrouped in the second in building a seven point lead, fighting off the Thunderbirds' 9-0 run, to later even the match 26-24. Facing set point in the third at 24-21, the Cougars battled back for the tie, only to face another set point before rallying with the final three points to lead the match on a 27-25 score. The Cougars' comeback seemed to deflate Casper as Barton would string stretches of eight straight and nine straight to easily win the match 25-11 and hand the Thunderbirds their lone loss of the Classic having already defeating Region VI members Pratt, Butler, and Cloud County.
The Cougars wrapped up the Classic with a Jayhawk Conference match, defeating Pratt in straight sets 25-12, 25-16, and 25-22.
Now 2-1 in Jayhawk Conference play and 4-6 overall, Barton will have the week away from competition before heading to Baytown, Texas, for four matches in the Lee College Invitational.
Won 3-1 vs Clarendon College (25-14, 25-12, 14-25, 25-18)
Lost 3-1vs Cloud County Community College (25-21, 24-26, 25-27, 21-25)
Won 3-1 vs Casper College (21-25, 29-27, 25-12, 25-20)
Won 3-0 vs Pratt Community College (25-12, 25-16, 25-22)
Other Classic Results
Butler CC def Clarendon College (24-26, 25-21, 25-13, 25-21
Casper College def Pratt CC (25-22, 25-18, 25-18)
Cloud County CC def Pratt CC (26-24, 30-32, 25-18, 22-25 and 16-14)
Casper College def Butler CC (25-20, 33-31, 25-19)
Casper College def Cloud County CC (21-25, 29-27, 25-12, 25-20)
Butler CC def Friends University JV (25-17, 25-19, 25-22)
Pratt CC def Clarendon College (25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16)
Cloud County CC def Butler CC (22-25, 19-25, 25-19, 24-26)
Clarendon College def Friends University JV (25-17, 25-18, 26-24)