That was not quite the case Wednesday evening, but in the end, the Scots still got the “W”.
Scotland (10-2-2) picked up a 25-15 win in the first game and never looked back, earning a 3-0 win over South View.
Following the match, Barnes was not pleased with his team’s execution, his team won 25-20 and 25-22 in the other two games.
"I was very disappointed in the way that we played tonight and despite getting the win the night before (at Pinecrest), we were never clicking on offense, it was spotty here and there but never really hit our stride," said Barnes. "I felt that may have been because of the conditions there and thought that tonight would be better but we didn't come close to hitting our stride. We let a team that's nowhere near as good as us, stay with us throughout the whole match."
"We figured out just how good we needed to play to win instead of how good we can play and how much better we can get and excel and we didn't do that tonight," Barnes added.
Seeing time at libero, Sarah Laviner had nine defensive digs, six serving points and was 8-for-10 on passes to target.
For Barnes, the move was about seeing what combination of Laviner and Ashley Palozzi, the other libero, worked best on defense. Palozzi had seven serving points to go along with hitting 12-for-16 passes to target.
"I had Ashley setting tonight because she can wear alot of different hats. She can play defense when not setting and we knew that we were thin at ball control and she's been such a good ball control person for us," said Barnes. "I wanted to see if we could use another angle today to see if we could ball control enough and what we can do with her setting."
"I think that Ashley might be a little bit better serve receiver than Sarah (Laviner) at libero but on the other hand, Sarah might be a little better on digging on defense. Throughout the year, you'll probably see them bounce back and forth with setter and liberos because I think we're equally as good with either girl," added Barnes.
Caroline Pridgen led the Scots, who will travel to Southeastern Conference foe Hoke at 6 p.m. tonight, at the net with 11 kills.
Jessica Bowen had eight kills while Taborah Hollingsworth and Libby Ingram had seven and six respectively.
Hailey Morgan had 21 assists to go along with seven defensive digs and Pridgen had eight.
Sarah Cross and Greta Griswold had six serving points each.