Trojans Drop Three-Set Match To No. 5 Lewis

Trojans Drop Three-Set Match To No. 5 Lewis

Romeoville, Ill. --- The University of Mount Olive men's volleyball team dropped a three-set match to fifth-ranked Lewis University, 3-0, on Saturday night in Romeoville, Illinois.

Score: No. 5 Lewis 3, Mount Olive 0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-19)
Records: Mount Olive (9-6, 8-1 CC) Lewis (13-3)
Location: Neil Carey Arena, Romeoville, Illinois

How It Happened


  • The Trojans fell behind early in the opening set as Lewis jumped out to a 14-7 lead near the midway point of the set.
  • UMO used a 3-0 run late in the set to close within five points at 21-16 before the Flyers closed out the Trojans with a 25-17 win in the opening stanza.


  • After tying the set at two, the Trojans saw Lewis run out on a 6-0 run that gave the Flyers an 8-2 advantage and forced a UMO timeout.
  • UMO responded with a 6-3 run capped off by a kill by junior Robert Poole that pushed the Trojans back within three at 11-8.
  • In a set dominated by runs, Lewis ran off on a 10-2 run to grab a 21-10 lead, which was answered by a 6-0 run by the Trojans that trimmed the Flyers' lead to just five at 21-16.
  • Mount Olive and Lewis traded points in the final stretch of the second set as the Flyers earned the 25-20 set win.


  • For most of the early portion of the third frame, UMO controlled the lead as the Trojans jumped out to a 14-9 lead over Lewis.
  • The Flyers answered UMO's run with a 6-0 run that gave Lewis a 15-13 lead.
  • After the Trojans tied the set at 15, Lewis ended the set on a 10-4 run to grab the 25-19 third set win and the match victory.


  • Poole led the Trojans with 10 kills in the loss.
  • Junior Jeff Yasalonis tallied 20 assists to lead the Trojans, while senior Josh Donahue recorded seven digs for UMO.
  • UMO was outhit, .316 to .170, by the Flyers.

Up Next

Mount Olive remains on the road for a 7 p.m. matchup with Lincoln Memorial University on Sunday in Harrogate, Tennessee.