Men's Volleyball

3 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1 TOURNAMENT TITLE

Tornado take road sweep over NGU

Photo credit: Tyler Feaster
Photo credit: Tyler Feaster

TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men's volleyball took a tight Conference Carolinas sweep at North Greenville University on Tuesday night. The Tornado took the first set easily but had to fight to win the final two sets 25-23 for the 3-0 victory.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 3, North Greenville 0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-23)
LOCATION: Hayes Gymnasium; Tigerville, S.C.
RECORDS: King 7-5, 5-0 Conference Carolinas; North Greenville 4-5, 2-2 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Set

  • The first set was tight early on until a block from Julian Young and JT Deppe along with another King point gave the Tornado a 19-15 lead as North Greenville called timeout.
  • King scored the final four points, two on blocks from Young and Joshua Kim and kills from the pair to take the 25-16 victory.

Second Set

  • Suetonius Harris came up with an ace to start a 5-0 King run that broke a 5-5 tie.
  • Douglas Florencio and Sean Kohlhase teamed up for a block that ended the run with King leading 10-6.
  • North Greenville made a run and evened the score at 20 before Kohlhase came up with a kill.
  • Back-to-back blocks from Harris and Young, and then Kim and Kohlhase gave King a chance at set point as the Tornado took the set 25-23.

Third Set

  • A Kim kill gave King an early 6-3 lead in the third set.
  • The Crusaders came back to even the score and held the advantage for the majority of the set.
  • A Kohlhase kill started a 4-1 run that vaulted the Tornado into a 20-18 lead.
  • However, North Greenville responded with five straight points to regain a 23-20 lead as King called for a timeout.
  • King responded with five straight points of their own as consecutive kills from Harris and Kim evened the score at 23.
  • Kim then ended the 25-23 win with a kill, giving the Tornado the 3-0 victory.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Kohlhase posted 11 kills, six digs and three blocks.
  • Kim followed with nine kills, five digs and six blocks.
  • Young added seven kills and seven blocks, including one solo stuff.
  • Harris chipped in with six kills, four digs and three blocks.
  • Deppe handed out 29 assists, and added nine digs and two blocks.

FOR THE FOES

  • Brandon Baker led North Greenville with 15 kills and five digs.
  • Luis Kannee posted 12 kills and seven digs.
  • Christian Phung registered 12 digs.

UP NEXT

  • King stays on the road for a nonconference tilt at Lincoln Memorial University on Friday. First serve from Harrogate, Tenn. is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
  • North Greenville travels to the University of Mount Olive on Friday night.