University of Mount Olive fell to Limestone College 25-18, 25-13, 25-19 in Conference Carolinas women's volleyball Saturday at Gaffney, S.C. The loss gave the Trojans a split in their weekend road trip after defeating Converse in four sets Friday.
After dropping the first two sets, Mount Olive (5-12 overall, 2-5 Conference Carolinas) stayed even with Limestone (6-13, 5-1) in the third set. Kills by Dezirae Mackey and Montgomery Register pulled the Trojans within 19-17. Limestone scored five of the next six points to pull away. Register's kill saved one match point before the Saints sealed the win.
In the opening set, a kill and a block by Sarah Robertson late in the set helped Mount Olive cut a nine-point deficit down to five. Limestone scored the final two points to close out the set. The Saints built an early double-digit advantage in the second set and went on to take a two-set lead.
Mount Olive continues Conference Carolinas action Wednesday as the Trojans play host to Barton in a rematch from last week. Mount Olive fell to the Bulldogs in four sets last week at Barton. Match time is 7 p.m. at Kornegay Arena.