King sweeps Erskine 3-0

Photo credit: Danielle Stauffer
Photo credit: Danielle Stauffer

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team hosted Erskine College Friday night in a Conference Carolinas matchup. The Flying Fleet hung around early in all three sets, however, the Tornado offense was too much and propelled King to a 3-0 victory over the visitors.

THE BASICS

FINAL SCORE: King 3, Erskine 0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-19)
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 6-2, 3-0 Conference Carolinas; Erskine 0-7, 0-3 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The first set was close early on, but a Jeff Sprayberry service ace gave the Tornado a 10-8 lead.
  • King went on a 9-0 run midway through the set that extended the Tornado lead to 21-11.
  • The Tornado would go on to close out the first set 25-15. Sprayberry led the way with four kills while Kiel Bell and Jon Wheaton each posted three first set kills.
  • The second set started off close just like the first, however a 6-0 run made by King gave them a 13-7 lead.
  • A 5-0 run made midway through the set provided the Tornado with a 22-14 lead. King would proceed to take the set 25-18.
  • Sprayberry posted five more kills in the second set while teammate Sean Kohlhase recorded three in the set.
  • The third set began similar to the previous two. Bell gave the Tornado a 16-12 lead with a kill that came from Chandler Christy.
  • A Sprayberry kill followed by a Kohlhase kill gave King their largest lead in the set at 23-16.
  • A Bell kill would finish off the Flying Fleet as King took the set 25-19 and ultimately the match 3-0.
  • Sprayberry finished the night with 12 kills and three digs for the Tornado.
  • Bell posted seven kills and 13 digs for King while Wheaton chipped in five kills and four blocks.
  • Drooker dished out 24 assists and Dalton Johnson recorded six blocks.

FOR THE FOES

  • Josh Bragg led the Flying Fleet with 10 kills.
  • Daniel Hermida recorded six kills for Erskine.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Following tonight's performance, Sprayberry is now eight kills away from reaching the 1,000 kill mark. He would be the first Tornado to reach 1,000 kills.

UP NEXT

  • King hosts Emmanuel Saturday at 2:00 pm in the Student Center Complex.
  • Erskine travels to Belmont Abbey College on February 9.