Trojans Drop Regular Season Finale To Tornado

Trojans Drop Regular Season Finale To Tornado

BRISTOL, TENN. --- The University of Mount Olive men's volleyball team fell in straight sets to the Tornado of King University in the Conference Carolinas regular season finale in Bristol, Tenn.

Score: King 3, Mount Olive 0 (25-19, 28-26, 25-15)
Records: Mount Olive (15-12, 11-5), King (19-5, 15-1)
Location: Bristol, Tenn.

How It Happened


  • The first set began with the Trojans taking a 3-1 lead, but King came back to lead 5-3 following a 4-0 run.
  • After a five-all tie, the Tornado went on a 7-2 run to take the 12-7 forcing a Trojan timeout.
  • Following the timeout, UMO went on a 6-3 run putting the score at 15-13 in King's favor.
  • Despite trying battle back Mount Olive fell 25-19 as King took a 1-0 match lead.


  • Set two began with the Trojans taking a slim 7-5 lead following three Tornado errors and four kills.
  • King tied the set at seven-all and then again at 10-all before the Trojans went on a 5-1 run as UMO led 15-11.
  • The Tornado followed with a 7-2 run taking an 18-17 lead. 
  • The score tied five times before Mount Olive took a two-point lead following a 3-0 run putting the score at 24-22.
  • King tied the set up at 24 all following their timeout and closed out the set on a 4-2 run to win the second set 28-26 over the Trojans.


  • After UMO opened the set with the first two points, King went on a 7-3 run taking the 7-5 lead over the Trojans.
  • Mount Olive scored four straight points to go ahead 9-7 but the Tornado came back to tie the set at nine-all.
  • After two more ties of the score, last at 11 all, King went into overdrive closing out the set on a 14-4 run winning the third set 25-15 and the match 3-0.


  • Robert Poole led the Trojans with 15 kills while Brad Monaghan was second with 11.
  • Josh Donahue climbed closer to the 1,000 digs mark as he tallied 11 digs in the match. He needs 11 more digs to reach 1,000 career digs.
  • Jeff Yasalonis recorded 35 assists growing his career total to 2,548.


Mount Olive is back in action on April 17, when they host a quarterfinal match of the Conference Carolinas tournament. Who the Trojans will face is still to be determined but the match will start at 6:30 p.m.