Women's Volleyball


King offense erupts to top UMO

Photo credit: Jeremiah Manning
Photo credit: Jeremiah Manning

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women's volleyball team used the momentum from Friday night's sweep as they took on the University of Mount Olive on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado offense was unstoppable in the early going as they took the contest 3-1.

FINAL SCORE: King 3, Mount Olive 1 (25-8, 25-17, 19-25, 25-14)
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 11-8, 3-3 Conference Carolinas; Mount Olive 4-16, 0-7 Conference Carolinas


First Set

  • King started hot, scoring the first 10 points of the match. Julie Ward and Kayley Holtzclaw accounted for three kills each on the run that was capped by a Caitlyn Crawford ace.
  • The Tornado hit a blistering .444 in the set, pounding home 13 kills on 27 attempts with one error.
  • King took the first set 25-8, following four straight points to cap the victory.

Second Set

  • King trailed in the early going of the second set, but used a 9-2 spurt, including five straight points to open up a 15-8 advantage.
  • Caleigh Holmes served up an ace on the run while Emma Carico and Victoria Gause came up with kills.
  • The Tornado had to hold off a late Trojan rally, but King took the set 25-17.

Third Set

  • Rebekah Hill came up with a pair of kills, helping the Tornado to an early 4-0 lead.
  • However, the Trojans came back and took a 12-8 lead following a 7-0 run.
  • Mount Olive held a lead for the remainder of the set before scoring the final five points to take the set 25-19.

Fourth Set

  • King fell behind early in the fourth set, but Georgia Davis started a 4-0 run that gave King an 8-4 lead.
  • The Tornado later scored five-of-six points, capped by a block from Hill and Holtzclaw that gave King a 14-7 advantage.
  • The lead continued to grow until Abby Anderson gave King the 25-14 and 3-1 victory with a kill.


  • Ward led King with 13 kills and hit .387. She added seven digs.
  • Davis followed with eight kills and hit .636.
  • Anderson handed out 33 assists and Keri Ricker handed out 14 helpers.
  • Sydney Pigage led the defense with 17 kills while Crawford followed with 14.
  • Tristyn Lozano chipped in with 13 digs to go along with six kills.


  • Ania Keened led Mount Olive with eight kills and nine digs.
  • Kamber Skeen handed out 15 assists and added 16 digs.
  • Jimnelly Del Valley accounted for 14 digs.


  • King stays at home to host Erskine College on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Complex.
  • Mount Olive travels to Chowan University on Tuesday night.