Trojans Fall To Limestone In Three Sets

Trojans Fall To Limestone In Three Sets

Gaffney, S.C. --- The University of Mount Olive men's volleyball team fell in three sets to Limestone College, 22-25, 21-25, 26-28, on Saturday afternoon in Gaffney, S.C.

Score: Limestone 3, Mount Olive 0 (22-25, 21-25, 26-28)
Records: Mount Olive (15-7, 13-2 CC) Limestone (9-8, 9-4 CC)
Location: Timken Center, Gaffney, S.C.

How It Happened


  • Limestone sprinted out to an 8-5 lead to open the first set.
  • UMO responded with a 4-0 run to take the lead at 9-8.
  • After the Saints inched out to a 19-17 advantage, the Trojans clawed back to take a 22-21 lead.
  • Limestone responded with a 4-0 run to take the opening set, 25-22.


  • UMO opened up a 15-13 advantage on Limestone before the Saints pushed back and took the lead at 16-15.
  • After taking the lead, Limestone went on a 4-1 run to push the Saints' advantage to four at 20-16.
  • Limestone held off the Trojans late in the set as the Saints grabbed the 25-21 set win.


  • The Trojans used a 5-0 spurt to open a 9-6 lead over Limestone early in the third set.
  • Limestone responded with a 6-0 run that gave the Saints a 12-9 advantage.
  • In a set filled with runs, the Trojans answered with a 9-4 run that put UMO back in front, 18-16.
  • UMO held a narrow 26-25 lead late in the set, but Limestone closed out the set and the match with a 3-0 run that gave the Saints the 28-26 set win and the three-set sweep.


  • Junior Robert Poole led UMO with 15 kills in the loss.
  • The Trojans were outhit in the match by Limestone, .208 to .105.

Up Next

UMO returns to Kornegay Arena for a pair of Conference Carolinas contests starting with a match with King University on March 31 at 7 p.m. before taking on Lees-McRae College on April 1 at 2 p.m.