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After 10 nonconference matches to start the season, Barton College finally got into NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas play Friday and the Lady Bulldogs picked up where they left off last season.
Barton, the 2016 Conference Carolinas tournament champion, won for the 15th time in its last 17 outings against league foes with a sweep of visiting Converse College in Wilson Gym. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 5-6 with the 25-11, 25-20, 25-18 victory while the Valkyries fell to 1-9 overall and 0-2 in conference matches.
Freshman Kaytlin Elkins had a match-high 11 kills for Barton while senior Courtney Wiseman finished with 10. Junior Angelica Acevedo rang up 34 assists and served three aces.
Barton continues its homestand Saturday against Limestone College at 2 p.m.