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The Barton College men’s volleyball team evened its record at 6-6 with a 3-1 NCAA Division II nonconference triumph against Queens University in Wilson Gymnasium on Friday evening.
Barton, the reigning Conference Carolinas champion, prevailed 25-12, 23-25, 25-11, 25-21 against the Royals of the South Atlantic Conference.
Three players registered double digits in kills as the Bulldogs hit for a .379 percentage as compared to .147 for Queens.
Sophomore Angelos Mandilaris paced Barton with 19 kills, while junior Aleksa Brkovic notched 13 and junior Vasilis Mandilaris 12. The Bulldogs amassed a 52-33 margin in kills and committed 16 attack errors as compared to 19 for Queens.
Barton served for 12 aces, with Brkovic hammering four and Angelos Mandilaris three. Redshirt sophomore Oscar Florentino wound up with 44 assists while freshmanWilfredo Rivera emerged the Barton leader with 13 digs.
Queens (3-9) was led by Jack Mitchner with 29 assists and Aleksander Perisic with eight kills.
The Bulldogs, undefeated against Division II opposition, dominated the opening set. But after 16 ties an seven lead changes, Queens drew even in the second set. The final two sets were limited to four ties and two lead changes.
Queens attempted to force a fifth set, cutting Barton’s lead to 22-21. However, the Bulldogs of head coach Jeff Lennox tallied the last three points.
Barton returns to conference action against Belmont Abbey at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wilson Gym.