University of Mount Olive men's volleyball fell in straight sets to King University 27-25, 25-23, 25-21 Saturday morning in Bristol Tenn.
Mount Olive (12-11 Overall, 11-7 Conference Carolinas) took an early lead in the opening set with a five point run to take a 7-3 lead. The Trojans had the lead for a majority of the match until King (0-0) tied the match at 15. The set was tied nine more times before king ended the set on a 3-0 run to take the first set.
The Trojans again took an early lead in the second set with a three point run and expanded their lead out to 12-6. A six point swing by King allowed the Tornado took a 19-17 lead. The two squads exchanged two point rallies until the final two points were recorded by King and the Trojans dropped the second set.
The final set was all King as Mount Olive was only able to draw within three points, but not enough to gain the lead.
Robert Poole led the Trojans with 16 kills and added nine digs. Kian Hollevoet was close behind Poole as he had 10 kills and four digs.
Mount Olive awaits its fate in the Conference Carolinas tournament, which begins April 16.