Barton men’s volleyball sweeps Coker, 3-0, on the road

Barton sophomore middle blocker Dimitrios Kyridis totaled 10 kills in the Bulldogs’ 3-0 sweep of Coker Tuesday night in Hartsville, S.C.  Photo by Matt Proseus
Barton sophomore middle blocker Dimitrios Kyridis totaled 10 kills in the Bulldogs’ 3-0 sweep of Coker Tuesday night in Hartsville, S.C. Photo by Matt Proseus

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Barton men's volleyball team (7-3) showed no signs of rust from a 10-day lay-off by sweeping Coker (3-5), 3-0, Tuesday evening in a non-league contest at the DeLoach Center.  The Bulldogs won over the Cobras by scores of 25-18, 25-20 and 25-21.

The Bulldogs were led by freshman outside hitter Adrian Iglesias (Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO) with 11 kills while sophomore middle blocker Dimitrios Kyridis (Thessaloniki, GREECE) added 10 kills and hit .833 for the match in the win. 

Four players tallied eight or more kills for Barton and the visitors finished with a .500 hitting percentage as a team.  Junior setter Oscar Fiorentino (Bayamon, PUERTO RICO) dished out 38 assists as well for the Bulldogs, who won for the seventh time in their last eight contests.

Coker's Joao Victor Santos (Brasilia, Brazil) also totaled 11 kills but the Cobras – compared to the Bulldogs – hit just .261 for the match while suffering their second straight setback.  Coker did notch six service aces.

Barton steps back into Conference Carolinas play on Friday against King (Tenn.) at Wilson Gymnasium beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Coker, meanwhile, faces Mount Olive on the road on Wednesday, February 20, starting at 7:30 p.m., in Mount Olive, N.C.