Juliana de Barros records triple-double in sweep of Hutchinson

Barton Community College Volleyball player Juliana de Barros led the Barton sweep of Hutchinson Monday night by recording a rare triple/double.  De Barros had 25 assists, 15 digs, and 11 kills in the 25-17, 25-19, 25-17 Lady Cougar win.  The victory pushed Barton to 4-0 conference record, 8-0 overall, and 24-0 in sets.

“Juliana was simply terrific tonight,” said Head Coach Patrick Hall. “She really came through on a night when our outside attack was struggling.  Paula was a little off too, but that’s relative to her typically torrid pace.  It was our worst passing night of the year, but our defense, blocking, and de Barros performance pulled us through.”

On the backs of de Barros and Jayhawk Conference player of the week Paula da Silva, who each had 11 kills, the team hit .265 for the evening.  In the first set, the Cougars hit .303, but fell to .174 in the second.  They finished the match with .333 in the third set, where de Barros went 6 for 7.

In addition to de Barros’ 15 digs, Giselle da Moura recorded 8, with Ashley Archer and Kamri Nehls each contributing 6.  The team tallied 45 for the match.

Barton will travel to Idaho for the College of Southern Idaho tournament on Friday and Saturday.  Barton will play at 1:00 and 3:00 on Friday, and 11:00, 1:00 and 5:00 on Saturday.  Most matches should be webcast live.  Please check the Barton athletics site for up-to-date information.

Barton will travel to Twin Falls, Idaho, later this week to take on nationally ranked teams in the College of Southern Idaho Tournament.  On Friday the Lady Cougars will play host and No. 6 ranked College of Southern Idaho at 2:00 p.m. followed by national receiving votes Yavapai College at 4:00 p.m.  Saturday’s schedule doesn’t offer any relief as Barton will play national receiving votes North Idaho College at 12:00 p.m., national power and preseason No. 2 ranked Miami-Dade College at 2:00 p.m., and then wrap up tournament play at 6:00 p.m. against No. 3 Salt Lake Community College.  *All times Central Standard Time.

Barton’s next home match will be at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, against Colby Community College.

Released:  September 13, 2011

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