Men's Volleyball Falls To Barton, 3-1

Men's Volleyball Falls To Barton, 3-1

Mount Olive, N.C. --- The University of Mount Olive men's volleyball team dropped a 3-1 match to Barton College on Wednesday night in Kornegay Arena in Mount Olive, N.C.

Score: Barton 3, Mount Olive 1 (25-20, 25-14, 14-25, 25-13)
Records: Mount Olive (9-5, 8-1 CC) Barton (9-4, 8-2 CC)
Location: Kornegay Arena, Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened


  • Barton started fast out of the gates as the Bulldogs took a 9-2 lead early in the opening set.
  • The Trojans tried to fight back from the early hole, but Barton increased its lead to nine at 16-7.
  • Battling back, UMO got within four late in the set at 24-20, but the Bulldogs captured the first set win, 25-20.
  • In the opening set, Mount Olive hit just .176 while Barton hit .333.


  • After earning the first set win, the Bulldogs continued to hold momentum as Barton opened up a 9-4 lead on the Trojans to start the second frame.
  • UMO crept back within three at 14-11, but the Bulldogs ended the set on an 11-3 run to give Barton a 2-0 advantage after the 25-14 second set win.


  • The Trojans returned the favor in the third set, taking a 10-6 lead early.
  • Barton looked poised to make a late run as the Bulldogs cut UMO's lead to just 18-14, but the Trojans ended the set on a 7-0 run to force a fourth set with a 25-14 set victory.


  • After a service ace by junior Bret Rutledge cut Barton's advantage to 8-5, the Bulldogs used an 8-0 run to open up a 16-5 lead on the Trojans. 
  • UMO used a three-point run to trim Barton's lead to 10 at 20-10, but the Bulldogs closed out the Trojans with the 25-13 set win.


  • Rutledge led UMO with 14 kills in the loss.
  • Junior Jeff Yasalonis tallied 31 assists to lead the Trojans, while senior Josh Donahue recorded 14 digs for UMO.
  • UMO was outhit, .356 to .183, by the Bulldogs.

Up Next

Mount Olive hits the road for a pair of non-conference contests as the Trojans travel to Romeoville, Illinois on Saturday for a 7 p.m. matchup with No. 5 Lewis University before heading to Harrogate, Tennessee for a Sunday showdown with Lincoln Memorial University at 7 p.m.