Win Streak Hits Six For Trojans In Sweep Of Lees-McRae

Win Streak Hits Six For Trojans In Sweep Of Lees-McRae

Banner Elk, N.C. --- The University of Mount Olive men's volleyball team glided past Lees-McRae College, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon in Banner Elk, N.C.

Score: Mount Olive 3, Lees-McRae 0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-20)
Records: Mount Olive (9-4, 8-0 CC) Lees-McRae (4-8, 2-5 CC)
Location: Williams Gymnasium, Banner Elk, N.C.

How It Happened


  • After the lead changed hands twice in the early going, UMO used a 5-1 run to move ahead at 14-11.
  • King used a 3-0 run to answer the Trojans and tie the set at 14.
  • UMO pulled ahead by a pair of points at 20-18, but King responded with a 3-0 run to take a 21-20 advantage, forcing a Mount Olive timeout.
  • The Trojans emerged from the timeout and recorded five of the last six points to capture the first set victory, 25-22.
  • In an error-filled opening set, Mount Olive hit just .103 while Lees-McRae hit .027.


  • After a sluggish first set, the Trojans opened the second frame on a 6-0 run that featured three kills by junior Robert Poole.
  • A 7-1 run by Lees-McRae tied the set at seven and forced UMO to call a timeout.
  • With the match tied at 11, UMO inched its way out to a five-point lead at 19-14 in route to the 25-19 set win.


  • The Bobcats looked to extend the match past the third set as Lees-McRae opened a 3-1 lead early in the frame.
  • Mount Olive answered with a 7-2 run to earn an 8-5 advantage over the Bobcats.
  • The Trojans' lead ballooned to five at 16-11 as the Trojans held onto that margin in the 25-20 third set victory.


  • Poole led UMO with nine kills and three blocks on the afternoon, while senior Alex Palmatier chipped in seven kills in the win.
  • Junior Jeff Yasalonis recorded his second double-double of the season as he led the Trojans with 27 assists and 10 digs.
  • After hitting just .103 in the opening set, the Trojans hit .435 and .233 in the second and third sets, respectively.

Up Next

Mount Olive returns to Kornegay Arena on Wednesday for a showdown with Barton College at 7 p.m. in Mount Olive, N.C.