BARTON ROUNDUP: BC women finish 5th at CC championship

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HARTWELL, Ga. — The Barton College women’s golf team dropped one position to finish in the middle of the pack in Tuesday’s final round of the 2019 Conference Carolinas Championship, contested at Cateechee Golf Club.

The Lady Bulldogs posted a team score of 972 for the three-round event, 63 shots behind conference champion Limestone, which is also ranked No. 13 in all of NCAA Division II. Limestone secured the title by finishing a dominating 47 shots clear of runner-up Mount Olive.

For Barton, senior Sydney Turner led the way with a 23-over 239, good for a 13th-place finish in the field. Freshman Shalie Williams was 18th with a 27-over 243.

Following for the Lady Bulldogs were junior Nikki Norlin (23rd, 246), senior Kelsey Woodall (T-26th, 248) and junior Clare McMahon (T-33rd, 252).

Limestone’s Pilar Martinez was the individual champion, edging Erskine’s Anna Parramore by one stroke with her 8-over 224.

Barton careers closed for Turner and Woodall.


Bulldogs end with sweep of Coker

The Barton College men’s volleyball team patched up one more piece of nonconference business before the start of the Conference Carolinas tournament with a 25-12, 25-18, 25-16 sweep over Coker College inside Wilson Gym on Tuesday night.

Barton had its way on the attack throughout, stampeding to a .457 hitting percentage. The Bulldogs generated 37 kills on just 70 swings, with Vasilis and Angelos Mandilaris leading the way. Vasilis, a senior, had 11 kills as Angelos, a junior, added 10.

Coker (5-15) of the South Atlantic Conference was led by Max Kuntz’s nine kills. The Cobras were limited to just a .275 clip offensively. Angelos Mandilaris had five digs for Barton.

From the setter position, junior Ben Kasun and redshirt junior Oscar Fiorentino had 27 of the Bulldogs’ 33 assists. Kasun led the way with 16 assists.

Barton, as the No. 1 seed and co-champion of the Conference Carolinas regular season, opens tournament play against No. 8 Erskine on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. A win by the Bulldogs would allow them to host the semifinals and finals next week in Wilson Gym.