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Barton Volleyball goes 3-1 in home Classic #GoBarton

Barton volleyball player Ayi-lissa Dotson with an attack
Barton volleyball player Ayi-lissa Dotson with an attack

Splitting matches on the first day of the Barton Classic, the Barton Community College volleyball team won both matches Saturday to finish 3-1 over the weekend.

The Cougars began play on Friday in the five team, ten match Classic with a sweep over Region VI foe Labette Community College 25-13, 26-24, and 25-20. The Cougars wrapped up day one's action taking the nation's third ranked Reivers of Iowa Western Community College to four sets after winning the first 25-20 but dropping the next two by 25-15 scores with a 25-20 fourth set wrapping up the match.

Barton swept both its opponents on Saturday, getting revenge on Cloud County Community College from the T-birds earlier season win over the Cougars with the 25-23, 25-10, and 28-26 match. A 'second wave' of Cougar players took the floor in Barton's final match to win 25-23, 25-17, and 25-18.

The weekend improves Barton's overall mark to 16-11 as the Cougars will return to Jayhawk Conference play this week with two road contests. Sitting in the third spot of the conference standings at 6-2, Barton travels to sixth place Pratt Community College (3-7, 10-16) on Monday before heading to Liberal on Wednesday in taking on conference leader and No. 10 ranked Seward County Community College (9-0, 20-5). First serve for both matches set for 6:30 p.m.

Barton results:
Won 3-0 vs Labette Community College (25-13, 26-24, 25-20)
Lost 3-1 vs #3 Iowa Western Community College (20-25, 25-15, 25-15, 25-20)
Won 3-0 vs Cloud County Community College (25-23, 25-10, 28-26)
Won 3-0 vs Southeast Community College (25-23, 25-17, 25-18)

Other Classic Results
Labette CC def Southeast CC (20-25, 25-17, 25-13, 25-18)
#3 Iowa Western CC def Cloud County CC (25-13, 25-21, 25-17)
Cloud County CC def Southeast CC (25-12, 26-24, 25-15)
#3 Iowa Western CC def Labette CC (25-11, 25-16, 25-10)
#3 Iowa Western CC def Southeast CC (25-10, 25-4, 25-17)
Cloud County CC def Labette CC (25-13, 25-17, 26-24)