Trojans Fall To Cobras In Five Sets

Trojans Fall To Cobras In Five Sets

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- Mount Olive fell to the Cobras of Coker College in nonconference men's volleyball action on Wednesday evening at Kornegay Arena in Mount Olive, N.C. Brad Monaghan had a 20 kill night while Eric Visgitis put down 12 of his own.

Score: Coker 3 - Mount Olive 2 (21-25, 16-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-11)
Records: Mount Olive (5-9), Coker (4-5)
Location: Kornegay Arena | Kornegay Arena, N.C.

How It Happened


  • Coker began the set on an 8-5 run but the Trojans battled back on a 7-4 run to knot the score at 12 all.
  • Another 7-3 run for Mount Olive gave the Trojans a three-point lead 19-16 into a Cobra timeout.
  • Following the timeout, Coker went on a 5-0 rally to reclaim the lead, 21-19, before UMO buckled down and scored the last six points of the set to take the opening frame 25-21.


  • UMO opened the second set with a pretty commanding lead of 10-4.
  • The Cobras put in a good effort to fight back and tie the score but came two points shy, 14-12, before the Trojans went on a 7-0 rally to lead by nine, 21-12.
  • Both teams scored four points to close the set as Mount Olive took the second set 25-16 and a 2-0 match lead.


  • Coker took an early 8-4 lead to begin the third set.
  • UMO pulled within two-points, 8-6, but an 8-5 run by the Cobras extended their lead to five points, 16-11.
  • The lead grew to eight points following a 5-2 run the forced UMO to call both their timeouts to try and regroup and come up with a gameplan.
  • After their second timeout, the Trojans turned things around pulling within one point, 24-23, following a 10-3 run led by UMO.
  • Mount Olive could not stop the 6-9 Santos who put down a kill for the final point and forced a fourth set.


  • The Cobras carried the momentum from their third set win into the fourth set as they took a 7-2 lead into a Mount Olive timeout.
  • A 12-10 run by the Trojans cut the five-point Cobra lead for just three, 17-14 before Coker scored two to reopen the five-point lead 19-14.
  • UMO pulled back within two, 19-17, but Coker went on a 4-0 run to lead 23-17 following four errors by the Trojans.
  • UMO score two more, one a kill from Luke Visigitis and a service error by Coker, but the Trojans ran out of time as CC scored two to take set four 25-19.


  • The Cobras scored the opening two points before the Trojans responded with three straight to take a 3-2 lead.
  • Both squads traded points a few times, last at six-all before Coker took a two-point, 8-6 lead as the teams switched sides of the court and Mount Olive called timeout.
  • CC took a four-point lead, 11-7, following a 3-1 run but three Cobra errors put the Trojans a point behind, 11-10 and back in the game.
  • Two Coker points off back-to-back blocks made Mount Olive call timeout but the home team could not muster the comeback to win as the Cobras scored two more points to win the set 15-11 and the match 3-2 after trailing two sets.



Mount Olive returns to action this Friday as they travel to Charlotte, N.C., to face Queens University of Charlotte. The Royals and Trojans meet on the court at 7 p.m. in a nonconference contest.