Men's Volleyball

3 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1 TOURNAMENT TITLE

Tornado sweep Emmanuel behind 15 blocks

Photo Credit: Dakota Bastin
Photo Credit: Dakota Bastin

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team played well at the net for the second straight day as they swept Conference Carolinas foe Emmanuel College. The Tornado matched a season-high with 15 blocks and had three players account for at least five stuffs in the win.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 3, Emmanuel (25-20, 25-20, 25-15)
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 14-9, 10-2 Conference Carolinas; Emmanuel 9-17, 4-10 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Set

  • King trailed in the early going, but the Tornado turned the set around following a timeout with Emmanuel leading 14-10.
  • Jon Wheaton started a 7-0 Tornado spurt with one of his two kills in the set.
  • The Tornado posted three blocks on the run, including a stiff from Wheaton and Suetonius Harris that gave King a 17-14 lead.
  • Harris later gave King the 25-20 with his third kill of the set.

Second Set

  • The second set was tight until King scored four straight points to force a Lion timeout.
  • Harris started the run with a kill and gave King a 15-12 advantage with another kill.
  • King then closed the set on a 5-2 spurt, capped by a Harris kill, his ninth of the set to give King the 25-20 victory.

Third Set

  • Sean Kohlhase started the third set with a kill as King jumped out to a 3-0 lead.
  • Harris started an 8-0 run for King with a kill as the Tornado tried to put the set out of reach.
  • On the spurt, King posted three blocks, taking a 16-8 advantage.
  • The Tornado later closed the match on a 4-0 spurt, capped by a pair of blocks, the last from Dalton Johnson and JT Deppe that gave King the 25-15 victory.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Harris led the offense with 13 kills and a .478 attack percentage. He added two digs and three blocks.
  • Wheaton followed with seven kills and six blocks, including one solo stuff.
  • Johnson led the Tornado block with nine stuffs while Joshua Kim chipped in with five blocks and seven digs.
  • Deppe handed out 30 assists and added five digs and four blocks.

FOR THE FOES

  • Don Thompson led Emmanuel with 13 kills while Alejandro Robles followed with 10 kills.
  • Demitrius Maloney handed out 35 assists and Caleb Bonaventure posted 11 digs.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • The nine blocks for Johnson marks a career-high.
  • King posted a season-high 15.0 blocks for the third time this season.

UP NEXT

  • King travels to North Greenville University on Tuesday night. First serve is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
  • Emmanuel hosts Erskine College on Saturday afternoon.
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