Men's Volleyball

3 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1 TOURNAMENT TITLE

#6 Lewis too much for Tornado

Photo Credit: Dakota Bastin
Photo Credit: Dakota Bastin

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – The King University men's volleyball team continued their tough start to the season with a road match at sixth-ranked Lewis University. The Flyer offense was on fire on Friday night as they topped the Tornado 3-0.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: #6 Lewis 3, King 0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-24)
LOCATION: Neil Carey Arena; Romeoville, Ill.
RECORDS: King 0-2; Lewis 1-0

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Set

  • Lewis scored the first four points of the match and didn't look back in the opening frame.
  • The Flyers hit a blistering .857 in the opening set with 19 kills while King countered with a .389 attack percentage and seven kills.
  • Lewis scored points in bunches in the first set, taking the stanza 25-10.

Second Set

  • The second set wasn't much different as the Flyers hit .600, but the Tornado offense struggled.
  • King also struggled at the service line in the second set as Lewis jumped out to a 10-3 lead.
  • The Tornado couldn't comeback as Lewis won the set 25-13.

Third Set

  • A block from Sean Kohlhase and Julian Young got the Tornado off to a good start in the third set as King held the upper hand early.
  • Another block from Joshua Kim and Young gave King a 3-1 lead, but the Flyers responded with four straight points to take the lead.
  • King stayed close, but a 6-0 Flyer run stretched the Lewis lead to 19-10 as the Flyers took the set 25-14 and the match 3-0.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Kohlhase and Suetonius led King with four kills each.
  • Jack Sarnowski handed out 11 assists.

FOR THE FOES

  • Tyler Mitchem led Lewis with 11 kills while Ryan Coenen followed with seven terminations.
  • Kevin Kauling handed out 29 assists.
  • The Lewis offense hit a blistering .614 in the match with 42 kills.

UP NEXT

  • King stays on the road to face Tusculum University on Wednesday. First serve from Greeneville, Tenn., is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
  • Lewis hosts third-ranked BYU on Saturday night.