Men's Volleyball


Team effort gives King sweep of Lees-McRae

Team effort gives King sweep of Lees-McRae

BRISTOL, 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.

FINAL SCORE: King 3, Lees-McRae 0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-18)
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 7-20, 4-11 Conference Carolinas; Lees-McRae 1-19; 0-13 Conference Carolinas


  • Adrian Besson got King off on the right foot with a kill to start the match, and Nick Drooker followed with an ace to give King a 3-1 lead.
  • Matthew Lychock, Sean Luhmann and Jon Wheaton started a 5-0 King run with three straight kills to force a Bobcat timeout.
  • The Tornado later rolled off five straight points, taking a 21-10 lead as they took the set 25-11.
  • In the second set, King scored three straight points, capped by a Lychock kill to take an 11-6 advantage.
  • King later scored seven straight points on a run that was started by two kills from Lychock and another from Luhmann. Dalton Johnson ended the spurt that gave King an 18-7 lead with a kill.
  • Chandler Christy then gave the Tornado the 25-13 victory with another kill.
  • The Bobcats jumped out to a lead in the third set, but King came back and used a 4-0 run to turn a 9-8 deficit into a 12-9 advantage.
  • King extended their lead to 15-10 following a 3-0 spurt that saw Besson register a kill, Luhmann a block and Drooker post another ace.
  • The Tornado later used a pair of 3-0 runs to take a 23-14 lead before they took the set 25-18 following a Julian Young kill that give King the 3-0 win.
  • Luhmann led King with 10 kills, hitting .500 on the night.
  • Jeff Sprayberry, Wheaton and Lychock all followed with five kills apiece. Lychock didn't make an error and posted his five kills on five attempts to go along with three blocks.
  • Sprayberry posted a team-high five blocks and Wheaton followed with four.
  • Drooker handed out 26 assists to go along with a team-high six digs.


  • Keenan Freitas led Lees-McRae with six kills and five digs.
  • Mark Shayka followed with five kills and three digs.


  • King will be in action again on Saturday when they host Coker College at 4:00 p.m.
  • The Bobcats return to action on Friday when they host Coker.
King falls at Limestone
February 24, 2016 King falls at Limestone
Tornado fall at Barton
February 19, 2016 Tornado fall at Barton
Falcons top King in three
February 16, 2016 Falcons top King in three
King at Limestone postponed
February 9, 2016 King at Limestone postponed
Emmanuel bests King in five
January 15, 2016 Emmanuel bests King in five