Men's Volleyball Sweeps Past Limestone

Men's Volleyball Sweeps Past Limestone

Mount Olive, N.C. --- The University of Mount Olive men's volleyball team wrapped up its homestand with a three-set sweep of Limestone College in Conference Carolinas action in Kornegay Arena on Saturday afternoon in Mount Olive, N.C.

Score: Mount Olive 3, Limestone 0 (25-21, 25-23, 26-24)
Records: Mount Olive (7-4, 6-0 CC) Limestone (3-4, 3-3 CC)
Location: Kornegay Arena, Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened


  • UMO opened the match on a 6-0 run that forced a Limestone timeout.
  • Out of the timeout, the Saints put together a 4-0 run to put Limestone right back in the set trailing 6-4.
  • Limestone continued to nip at the Trojans' heels throughout the remainder of the set, but UMO staved off the Saints in the Trojans' 25-21 opening set win.
  • In the opening set, UMO hit .333 while the Saints hit .226.


  • The Saints responded in the second set by jumping out to a 6-2 lead.
  • An 11-4 run by UMO put the Trojans in front 13-10 on the serves of Bret Rutledge and Joel Roberts.
  • Limestone tied the set at 13 which was followed by nine ties through the final points of the frame.
  • With the set tied at 23, kills by senior Alex Palmatier and junior Robert Poole powered the Trojans to a 25-23 second set victory.


  • Unlike the previous to occasions, the first few points of the third set were split between UMO and Limestone as the score was knotted at six.
  • The Saints began to pull away with a 8-3 run that pushed Limestone ahead 14-9.
  • Inching closer throughout the mid portion of the set, UMO tied the set at 16 and took the lead at 18-17.
  • The Trojans jumped out to a three-point lead at 22-19, but Limestone responded with a 5-2 run to tie the set at 24.
  • Just like the second set, it was Palmatier and Poole who delivered with a kill each to win the set, 26-24, and the match, 3-0.


  • Fresh off a 20-kill performance against North Greenville last night, Poole tallied 19 kills with a .361 hitting percentage.
  • Senior Josh Donahue led UMO with 11 digs while Yasalonis powered the Trojans with 36 assists.
  • For the match, UMO outhit the Saints, .265 to .187.

Up Next

Mount Olive hits the road next weekend as the Trojans face King in Bristol, Tennessee  on Friday before traveling to Banner Elk, North Carolina to battle Lees-McRae on Saturday.