Men's Volleyball

3 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1 TOURNAMENT TITLE

King falls at UMO

Photo credit: Tyler Feaster
Photo credit: Tyler Feaster

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men's volleyball team ran into a hot University of Mount Olive team on Friday night. King couldn't slow down the high powered Trojan offense as Mount Olive took the 3-0 win.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Mount Olive 3, King 0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-18)
LOCATION: Kornegay Arena; Mount Olive, N.C.
RECORDS: King 7-8, 5-2 Conference Carolinas; Mount Olive 10-7, 5-2 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Set

  • Mount Olive posted 16 kills and hit .520 in the opening set while holding King to a .167 attack percentage.
  • The Trojans used a 5-2 run to open up a 13-7 lead and force King to take a timeout.
  • King couldn't get any closer as the Trojans took the set 25-18.

Second Set

  • Mount Olive again got off to a hot start and took an 11-7 lead following a 4-1 spurt.
  • King used a 4-1 run to pull within 18-17 following a Radek Bryja kill.
  • However, Mount Olive scored seven of the final eight points to take the set 25-18.

Third Set

  • The Trojans scored four straight points to gain separation, taking a 10-5 lead.
  • King came back to pull within 13-11 on a Diego Marcano kill, but the Trojans responded.
  • Three straight points forced a King timeout as Mount Olive went on a 10-1 run to opened up a 23-12 lead, eventually taking the set 25-17 and the match 3-0.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Julian Young led King with seven kills and two blocks.
  • Bryja and Marcano followed with five kills each.
  • Jack Sarnowski handed out 25 assists and added five digs.

FOR THE FOES

  • Jarrod Ferguson led Mount Olive with 13 kills and six digs.
  • Tobi Azeez followed with 12 kills, five digs and three aces.
  • Nicolas Laxar handed out 40 assists and Trevor Tresor posted eight digs.

UP NEXT

  • King travels to Barton College on Saturday. First serve from Wilson, N.C. is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
  • Mount Olive hosts Lees-McRae on Saturday.