Trojans Defeat Crusaders In Four Sets

Trojans Defeat Crusaders In Four Sets

TIGERVILLE S.C. --- The University of Mount Olive men's volleyball team defeated North Greenville University in four sets in Conference Carolinas action on Saturday afternoon in Tigerville, S.C.

Score: Mount Olive 3, North Greenville 1 (25-18, 25-19, 23-25, 25-22)
Records: Mount Olive (5-3, 4-0), North Greenville (5-6, 2-2)
Location: Tigerville, S.C.

How It Happened


  • The Trojans quickly opened the first set going up 9-4 to hold a five-point lead early in the game.
  • A 7-5 run by UMO gave the Trojans a seven-point lead 16-9 forcing an NGU timeout.
  • Mount Olive held off the Crusader rally as they won the first set 25-18.


  • UMO scored the first four points of the second set before NGU got on the board.
  • The teams went point for point until the Trojans went on a 5-1 run taking the 18-12 lead.
  • Mount Olive pulled out the 25-19 set win taking a 2-0 match lead as both teams scored seven points each to close out the set.


  • After the two teams opened the set pretty evenly, Mount Olive took a four-point lead, 10-6, early in the third.
  • North Greenville went on a four-point run to take a two-point lead, 16-14 halfway through the set.
  • Mount Olive reclaimed the lead scoring three points in a row going up 19-18 to force an NGU timeout.
  • The score tied up five times late in the game but the Crusaders got the final two points of the set following a pair of UMO errors to win 25-23 putting the match score at 2-1.


  • Mount Olive hit the ground running as they went up 11-4 to start the fourth set forcing a North Greenville timeout.
  • The teams each scored six points over the next several serves before NGU called another timeout with UMO holding an 18-10 lead.
  • NGU put together a 7-1 run closing the gap to two points, 19-17 before the Trojans put down three straight kills by Bret Rutledge putting the score at 22-17.
  • Mount Olive staved off the Crusader run as they won the fourth set 25-22 and the match 3-1.



The Trojans return to Mount Olive and Kornegay Arena on February 13 as they begin a six-game homestand. Mount Olive will host Coker at 7 p.m. to kick off the meat of the 2018 home schedule.