GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Freshman Mackenzie Chrapliwy tallied 16 kills and added 10 digs, but it was not enough as Limestone posted a 3-1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-21) over Belmont Abbey Friday night in Conference Carolinas women's volleyball action on Friday night.
After opening the match with a service ace, Belmont Abbey answered a Saints point with five in a row to lead 6-1. Limestone tied the set at 13-13 but three straight started a 10-3 run that made the lead seven, 23-16. The Saints closed to within two at 24-22, but Aimee Cloninger gave the set to The Abbey with a kill.
Limestone took the second set, 25-17, using four straight points following an 11-11 tie and a 5-0 later in the set to take control. The Saints also took the third set, 25-21, to open a 2-1 lead.
In the final set, the Saints broke a 6-6 tie with back-to-back points, and led by as many as 18-13 before the Crusaders tried to rally. They closed to within 18-17, but a well-placed timeout led to three straight points. BAC cut the gap to one again at 20-19 but the Saints were able to close out the match.
Belmont Abbey closes the regular season tomorrow afternoon at Converse. The Crusaders are still in a position to host a tournament game in the quarterfinals with a win and one more King loss.