UMO Sweeps Past Falcons

UMO Sweeps Past Falcons

Misenheimer, N.C.. --- The University of Mount Olive men's volleyball team opened Conference Carolinas play with a three-set sweep of Pfeiffer University, 25-15, 25-17, 25-15, on Tuesday evening in Misenheimer, N.C.


Score: Mount Olive 3, Pfeiffer 1 (25-15, 25-17, 25-15)
Records: Mount Olive (2-3, 1-0 CC) Pfeiffer (0-1, 0-1 CC)
Location: Merner Gymnasium, Misenheimer, N.C.

How It Happened


  • UMO asserted its dominance early as the Trojans charged out to a 13-2 lead that prompted a Pfeiffer timeout.
  • The Trojans did not relent as they built a 17-5 advantage before Pfeiffer began to chip away.
  • The Falcons got within nine on three separate occasions but could draw no closer in UMO's 25-15 set victory.
  • Mount Olive outhit Pfeiffer .333 to .118 in the first set.


  • Unlike the opening stanza, the Falcons were able to keep pace with UMO through the first few points as the Trojans held a narrow 6-5 lead.
  • Mount Olive extended its lead to 16-7 on a 6-2 run to take control of the set.
  • Pfeiffer attempted to make a late comeback with a 3-0 run that cut the Trojans' advantage to 21-15, but UMO pushed forward for a 25-17 set win.


  • Pfeiffer stayed on the Trojans' heels through the first 17 points as UMO held just a 10-7 lead.
  • UMO quickly countered with a 7-3 run to earn what proved to be an insurmountable lead in route to a 25-15 set victory and a three-set sweep.


  • For the third time in four matches, junior Robert Poole led the Trojans with 14 kills on 25 total attacks for a .440 hitting percentage. 
  • Senior Alex Palmatier amassed eight kills with a .636 hitting percentage along with four block assists.
  • Leading the Trojans in assists and digs was junior Jeff Yasalonis who tallied 16 assists and six digs.
  • UMO hit a season-high .484 for the match to Pfeiffer's .228.

Up Next

Mount Olive continues Conference Carolinas play on January 24 when the Trojans travel to Belmont, N.C. to take on Belmont Abbey at 7 p.m.