Men's Volleyball

2 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1 TOURNAMENT TITLE

King outlasts Limestone

Photo credit: Camryn Haag
Photo credit: Camryn Haag

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team earned another tough five-set win on Tuesday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado offense had three players reached double figures in kills as they defeated Limestone College 3-2.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 3, Limestone 2 (25-23, 20-25, 25-19, 17-25, 15-10)
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 8-5, 6-2 Conference Carolinas; Limestone 4-7, 3-4 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Set

  • Back-to-back kills from Sean Kohlhase gave King a 19-17 lead in the opening set and forced a Limestone timeout.
  • A block from Joshua Kim and Julian Young gave King a chance at set point, and Kim gave King the 25-23 win with his fourth kill of the set.

Second Set

  • Limestone got out to a 3-0 lead in the second set, but King came back to even the score at four.
  • The Saints used another 3-0 run to gain the advantage and stretched their lead to 16-11 before King called for a timeout.
  • King couldn't come back, however, as the Saints scored seven of the final nine points to take the set 25-20.

Third Set

  • King used a 4-0 run early in the third set to open up an 8-3 lead as Limestone called for a timeout.
  • The Saints came back to get within 13-11, but Kohlhase responded with a kill before Young gave King a 16-11 lead with one of his two kills in the set.
  • King then cruised to the 25-19 victory, scoring six of the final eight points.

Fourth Set

  • Limestone gained separation in the middle of the fourth set with a 5-0 run that broke an 11-11 tie.
  • King scored three of the next four points, but it wasn't enough as the Saints took the set 25-17.

Fifth Set

  • Four straight points gave King a 6-3 lead as a Young ace forced a Limestone timeout in the decisive set.
  • The Tornado held their lead there before consecutive kills from Suetonius Harris and Dalton Johnson gave King the 15-10 victory to take the match 3-2.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Kohlhase led King with 16 kills while Kim followed with 14.
  • Harris posted 13 kills and eight digs while hitting .370.
  • Chandler Christy handed out 48 assists and added nine digs.
  • Noah Melendez led the defense with 12 digs.

FOR THE FOES

  • Geraldo Rivera led Limestone with 15 kills, 14 digs and four blocks.
  • Jordan Barreto followed with 13 kills and 10 digs while Jon Igo chipped in with 12 kills, eight digs and six blocks.
  • Logan Riley handed out 50 assists.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Melendez set a career-high with 12 digs.

UP NEXT

  • King hosts Lees-McRae College on Wednesday, February 27. First serve from the Student Center Complex is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
  • Limestone travels to North Greenville University on Friday.