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Lady Cougars advance in Region VI play
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Bartons Taylor Littleton (13) and Gabriela Oliveira jump to block as the ball is set by Garden Citys Bentry Jones (7) on Tuesday night at Kirkman Activity Center. - photo by DALE HOGG Great Bend Tribune

The Barton Community College volleyball Team cruised through their first round regional match on Tuesday, handing the visiting Garden City Broncbusters a 25-11, 25-17, 25-17 defeat.
In the first set, Barton maintained a substantial lead behind a four ace performance from freshman Ashley Archer, and a five kill effort from Paula da Silva.  Silva would go on to have a 15 kill, 1 error night in 18 attempts for a .777 hitting percentage.
In the second set, Barton committed 11 errors for Garden points, and topped that with 13 errors in set three.  Nevertheless, Barton kept a comfortable margin throughout.  In addition to da Silva’s 15 kills, Taylor Littleton added seven and Taylor Arnold six.
The defense was led by libero Giselle de Moura with 11.  Gabriella Oliviera added 10, and Ashley Archer had 9.  Juliana de Barros dished out 29 assists.
Top-seeded Barton will move on to play Hutchinson, the number four seed, at noon this Saturday, at Newman University in Wichita.
The Regional tournament is double elimination for here out. The Barton/Hutch winner will play at 6 p.m., and the loser will play at 4 p.m. Tournament finals will be at noon on Sunday.