Tornado come back to top BartonBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a tough five set defeat on Friday night, the King University men’s volleyball team found themselves behind Barton College 2-1 on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado fought back to force a fifth set, and then took the fifth set 17-15 behind senior Eddie Moushikhian for the 3-2 victory.
Mount Olive comes back to stun Tornado in fiveBRISTOL, Tenn. – In the biggest match of the season thus far for the King University men’s volleyball team, the Tornado came out playing well in the first two sets against the University of Mount Olive. However, the Trojan offense picked up in the third and fourth sets, forcing a fifth set. In the fifth set, Mount Olive came back late in the frame to take the set 15-13 an the match 3-2.
Balanced attack lifts Tornado over LMUHARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team continued their hot start to the season with their second straight sweep, topping Lincoln Memorial University 3-0. The Tornado used a balanced attack, four players with at least seven kills to take the nonconference tilt.
King sweeps Erskine, stays undefeated in league playDUE WEST, S.C. – Following a five set match on Friday, the King University men’s volleyball team came away with a sweep at Erskine College on Saturday. The Tornado improved their record to 9-1, their best start in program history.
Tornado come back to defeat EmmanuelFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – Winning conference matches on the road is never easy, the King University men’s volleyball team learned that on Friday night. The Tornado trailed at Emmanuel College, but King came back to take the 3-2 victory, keeping the best start in program history intact.
Moushikhian tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball program is off to their best start in program history behind a stellar offensive attack. One of those offensive players, Eddie Moushikhian was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the week after helping lead King to a pair of league wins last week.
Moushikhian powers King past Belmont AbbeyBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team stayed perfect in Conference Carolinas play with a sweep of Belmont Abbey College on Saturday. Eddie Moushikhian led the offense with 15 kills, moving King to 7-1 on the season.
Record setting night leads King to victoryBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team returned to the Student Center for the first time since January 13th on Tuesday night to take on Pfeiffer University. The Tornado had a score of 25-13 for three straight sets to take the victory behind a .644 hitting percentage in the match.
King opens league play with win at LMCBANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men's volleyball team opened Conference Carolinas play with a road victory at Lees-McRae College on Wednesday night. Following a setback in the second set, the Tornado took the final two sets for the 3-1 victory.
Tornado take wins over Eastern Mennonite and Lancaster BibleHARRISONBURG, Va. – Following a tough loss on Friday night, the King University men’s volleyball team rebounded with a pair of wins on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado defeated Eastern Mennonite University 3-1 before topping Lancaster Bible College 3-1 later in the evening.
11th-ranked Patriots too much for KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team took to the road for the first time this season, taking on the 11th-ranked team in the country in George Mason University. The Tornado stayed with the Patriots, but George Mason ultimately took the 3-0 victory, handing King their first defeat of the season.
Tornado defeat Charleston, start 2-0 for first time in program historyBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following Friday night’s contest, the King University men’s volleyball team is 2-0 for the first time in program history. It didn’t come easy as the Tornado had to comeback in the second set, but ultimately took the contest 3-0 behind a stellar night from Jon Wheaton.
Tornado open season with win over LMUBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team opened the 2017 campaign with a resounding victory over Lincoln Memorial University. The Tornado seem to improve throughout the match, topping the Railsplitters 3-0.
Former Tornado, Casner signs professional contractBRISTOL, Tenn. – Former King University men’s volleyball player Mason Casner recently signed a contract to play volleyball professionally in Iceland. Casner signed with Knattspyrnufelag Akureyrar (KA) in Akureyri, Iceland.
Three Tornado named to preseason award watch listsBRISTOL, Tenn. – With the men’s volleyball season around the corner, preseason watch lists were announced last week and three Tornado were named. Jeff Sprayberry, Nick Drooker and Jon Wheaton are all on watch lists for national awards leading into the 2017 season.
Booher announces signing class for 2017BRISTOL, Tenn. – As the new year has started, King University men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher has announced his signing class for the 2016-17 campaign. Booher added transfer student Adam Krzos, freshmen Tristen Luu, and Kiel Bell returns to the Tornado.
Bullock hired as volleyball assistant coachBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University athletic department has added a volleyball coaching position, an assistant coach that will help both the men’s and women’s programs. Men’s volleyball coach Ryan Booher and women’s volleyball coach Morris Cephas have announced the hire of Caitlin Bullock who will assist both squads this upcoming season.
Sprayberry selected All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team saw their season come to an end in the Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinal last week, but one Tornado was honored by the league at their annual banquet on Friday. Jeff Sprayberry led the Tornado in kills and garnered second team All-Conference Carolinas honors.
Top seed Erskine tops King in CC Tournament QuarterDUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s volleyball team qualified for the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the second straight season, but the Tornado had the task of face top seed Erskine College in the first round. The Flying Fleet took the first two sets before King took the third set to extend the match. However, the Tornado couldn’t complete the comeback, falling 3-1.
Tornado end regular season with sweep of Mount OliveBRISTOL, Tenn. – Topping off the regular season on Senior Day with a sweep, the King University men’s volleyball team defeated the University of Mount Olive in straight sets. In honor of, lone senior Matthew Lychock, the Tornado gutted out a three set, tough fought victory over the Trojans with Lychock recording seven kills and hitting a blistering .500.
Tornado fall short in battle with BulldogsBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team fell to Barton College in a gritty five set match. After dropping the first set, the Tornado came back to win two straight sets but were unable to hold on as the Bulldogs rallied back taking the final two. Jeff Sprayberry posted a match-high 23 kills for the Tornado, while also recording 11 digs.
Tornado trio named academic All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – The men’s volleyball regular season concludes this weekend, and the Conference Carolinas office has announced their academic all-conference recipients for the season. Three members of the King University men’s volleyball team were recognized as part of the 18 honored across the conference.
King topped by league leader ErksineBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team fell to Conference Carolinas leader Erskine College in a three set battle. The Flying Fleet was able to come out on top in each set but the Tornado put up a fight falling by no more than four points in all three sets.
Sprayberry sets season kills mark, King falls to CokerBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team jumped out of Conference Carolinas play to take on Coker College on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex. Coker took the first two sets, but the Tornado came storming back to take the next two sets, forcing a fifth set. However, the Cobras took the set 15-12 for the 3-2 victory.
Sprayberry voted Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Player of the MonthBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in program history, the King University men’s volleyball team has an Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Player of the Month as voted on by the fans. Jeff Sprayberry had a stellar month for the Tornado and earned 2,968 votes, nearly 1,250 more than the second place vote-getter.
Team effort gives King sweep of Lees-McRaeBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team returned home on Wednesday evening and put together a solid team effort in a Conference Carolinas victory over Lees-McRae College. The Tornado hit nearly .400 and posted 11 blocks en route to the 3-0 win.
Conference leading Pfeiffer comes back to top TornadoMISENHEIMER, N.C. – Early on it appeared the King University men’s volleyball team was primed for the upset when they took on Conference Carolinas leading Pfeiffer University. The Tornado offense was on fire, taking the first two sets, but the Falcons came back to force the fifth set. King had a chance at match point, but the league-leaders scored the final three points to take the match 3-2.
Block helps Tornado top LimestoneBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team got a much needed win on Tuesday evening when the defeated Limestone College in Conference Carolinas tilt. The Tornado took two sets that went to extra points, including the fourth set after scoring the final three points to take the 3-1 victory.
George Mason takes match from King in threeBRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing for the second time in as many days, the King University men’s volleyball team squared off with George Mason University in the Student Center Complex. The first set went back-and-forth, but the Patriots took the frame on their way to the 3-0 victory.
Tornado drop match to McKendreeBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team returned to action with a tough match against McKendree University. The Bearcats took the first two sets before the Tornado bounced back to force a fourth set. However, McKendree took the fourth set, taking the 3-1 victory.
Saint Francis tops King in fourLORETTO, Pa. – After their tournament early in the week, the King University men’s volleyball team traveled to take on Saint Francis University on Saturday night. The Tornado took the second set, evening the match at one, but the home standing Red Flash took the final two sets for the 3-1 win.
King falls to ABU, Quincy on final day of tournamentBEREA, Ky. – The King University men’s volleyball team wrapped up play at their tournament with a pair of tough matches on Tuesday against Alderson Broaddus University and Quincy University. The Battlers topped King 3-1 in the first match of the day before the Tornado fell to Quincy 3-0 in the afternoon.
King outlasts Belmont Abbey, falls to GracelandBEREA, Ky. – The King University men’s volleyball team started their spring break with a win over Belmont Abbey College in Berea, Kentucky. The Tornado outlasted the Crusaders in five sets behind a pair of double-doubles and 29 kills from Jeff Sprayberry. King then dropped a nonconference affair to Graceland University in three sets.
Tornado fall in five at EmmanuelFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s volleyball team took to the road to take on Emmanuel College in Conference Carolinas matchup. The Lions took the first set before King took the next two behind a high powered offensive attack. However, Emmanuel won the final two sets to take the contest 3-2.
Tornado fall in three at ErskineDUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men's volleyball team fell at Erskine College in three sets. After putting up a fight in each set King was unable to close one out falling 3-0. The Tornado posted 21 total blocks in the match, led by Matthew Lychock and Jon Wheaton with five each.
Sprayberry leads King past MarymountBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s volleyball team got back into the win column on Friday night as they hosted Marymount University in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado got 17 kills from Jeff Sprayberry as they took the 3-0 sweep from the Saints.
King falls at LimestoneGAFFNEY, S.C. – A night after a tough five set home loss, the King University men’s volleyball team traveled to take on Limestone College in another Conference Carolinas match. The Saints used an early run to take the first set before winning a tight second set. Limestone then took the third set for the 3-0 victory.
Tornado drop heartbreaker to North GreenvilleBRISTOL, Tenn. – In a rematch of a tight five set match a couple weeks ago, the King University men’s volleyball team locked up with North Greenville University in another close match in the Student Center Complex. The Crusaders took the first two sets before Jeff Sprayberry and the Tornado offense brought King back to force a fifth set. The teams went back-and-forth down the stretch and the Crusaders prevailed, taking the set 18-16 and the match 3-2.