King comes up short against #8 Loyola Chicago

King comes up short against #8 Loyola Chicago

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their second top-10 team in as many nights, the King University men's volleyball team put together a solid effort against eighth-ranked Loyola University Chicago. The Tornado played a couple tight sets, but ultimately the Ramblers came away with a 3-0 victory.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: #8 Loyola Chicago 3, King 0 (25-17, 25-10, 25-21)
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 0-2; Loyola Chicago 3-1

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Set

  • King used a 4-0 run started by a Julian Young kill to take a 4-2 lead in the opening set. Sean Kohlhase followed with an ace before Suetonius Harris and Young capped the run with kills.
  • A block from Jon Wheaton and Kohlhase later pulled King within 11-10.
  • However, the Ramblers scored six straight points to take control of the set.
  • King couldn't mount a rally as Loyola Chicago took the set 25-17.

Second Set

  • The Ramblers got off to a hot start, scoring the first six points of the second set.
  • Loyola Chicago closed the 25-10 win with an 8-1 run.

Third Set

  • The Third set was tight as the Tornado had the advantage in the early going.
  • A kill from Harris and block from Dalton Johnson and Harris gave King an early 5-3 advantage.
  • Harris later posted back-to-back kills and Johnson came up with a solo block to even the score 14 with a 3-0 Tornado spurt.
  • However, the Ramblers answered with consecutive points to regain the advantage.
  • Three straight points from Loyola Chicago gave the Ramblers a 22-18 lead as they went on to take the set 25-21 and the match 3-0.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Harris led the offense with eight kills and hit .357.
  • Kohlhase followed with seven kills and five digs.
  • Leo de Quadros led the defense with eight digs while Wheaton posted three blocks.
  • Chandler Christy handed out 23 assists.

FOR THE FOES

  • Collin Mahan led the Ramblers with 11 kills to go along with five digs and five aces.
  • Paul Narup and Luke Denton followed with nine kills each.
  • Garrett Zolg handed out 34 assists.

UP NEXT

  • King returns to action on Wednesday when they travel to Queens University. First serve from Charlotte, N.C. is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
  • Loyola Chicago hosts fifth-ranked Pepperdine University on Friday.