Men's Volleyball


Quincy hands King first loss of the season

Photo Credit: Ashlyn Zook
Photo Credit: Ashlyn Zook

BRISTOL, Tenn. – It did not go as planned for the King University men's volleyball team when they took on Quincy University in their second game of the season. Behind a ferocious service attack, the Hawks were able to blow the ball by the Tornado, handing King the 3-0 loss.

King took the court for the second time in just over 24 hours to start their season. After an opening win over the University of Charleston, they faced Quincy University in another out of conference contest. The opening point came from Quincy before King got on the board off a Hawks attack error. Eddie Moushikhian tied the game up for King on a kill, assisted by Nick Drooker. Quincy would score the next four points, bringing the score to 10-6. King got within two when Stephen Brown and Mason Casner paired up to block a Quincy attacker. The Tornado would not get any closer as Quincy pulled away and won set one, 25-16.

The Tornado got on the board first in the second set off an ace from Drooker but Quincy was quick to answer with the next two points. An attack error gave King a three point advantage at 6-3 but the momentum would stop there for the Tornado as Quincy recorded the next six points. Matthew Lychock brought the score back to within four on a kill, off a pass from Drooker. The Hawks would go on another little run, bringing the score to 21-12 and eventually winning set two, 25-14.

In the third and final set of the evening, King held a 2-0 lead before the Hawks got on the board. In a competitive third set, the scoring went back and forth till Quincy took a four point lead at 19-15. Moushikhian would answer for King with a kill off a pass from Drooker. Lychock would record a kill getting the Tornado back within two, 21-19. Nick Serowski took a pass from Drooker and sent another ball by the Hawks defense bringing the score to 23-22. However, King could not get it done and dropped the third and final set of the match to the Hawks, 25-23.

King had an attack percentage of .226 while Quincy recorded a percentage of .289. The Hawks posted 25 digs to King's 18. The Hawks recorded 14 service aces to King's two. Moushikhian led King with nine kills. Drooker posted 23 assists and six digs.

The Tornado will take the court next on Friday, January 23 when they host Belmont Abbey college in a Conference Carolinas affair at 7:00 pm in the Student Center.

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