Men's Volleyball Remains Perfect In Conference Play

Men's Volleyball Remains Perfect In Conference Play

Mount Olive remained undefeated in Conference Carolinas play, handing Coker a 25-12, 25-18, 25-21 setback Wednesday night in men's volleyball action in Hartsville, S.C. Angel Dache led the Trojans with 11 kills and Mount Olive used nine aces in improving to 7-0 in conference play.

In the opening set, the Trojans never trailed. Angel Dache delivered a pair of service aces and kills from Adam Miracle and Alex Rivero gave Mount Olive (7-3 overall, 7-0 CC) an 8-2 advantage. The Trojans had several runs in pulling away. A Lewis Einarson ace and a kill by Quaid Marin stretched the advantage to 15-6. Richard Hesse continued the strong service play by Mount Olive with an ace and a block from Rivero made it 22-9.

In the second set, the Cobras gave Mount Olive a much more difficult time in getting the set. The Cobras led early in the set, then kills by Luke Hansen and a block by James Joseph kept Coker within two down the stretch.

Mount Olive led just 19-18 after another Hansen kill, but the Trojans scored the final six points of the set to go ahead 2-0. Two blocks by Marin and two aces by Rivero put the set away.

In the clincher, Mount Olive used a four-point run early, including kills by Dache and Miracle and two attack errors by the Cobras to take the lead 8-4. The Cobras got no closer than three the rest of the night.

Rivero added six kills for the Trojans, while Miracle had five. Marin finished with a game-high 27 assists and Dache had five digs. Hansen had nine kills for Coker.

The Trojans return to action Saturday against Erskine in Due West, S.C. beginning at 2 p.m.