Mount Olive Finishes Up At Francis Marion University Invitational

Mount Olive Finishes Up At Francis Marion University Invitational

The University of Mount Olive completed play in the Francis Marion University Invitational on Saturday as the Trojans fell to Alabama-Huntsville 25-14, 22-25, 25-16, 25-21 and Georgia College 25-14, 21-25, 25-12, 25-10 in non-conference women's volleyball in Florence, S.C. The Trojans in both matches won the second set but dropped the next two sets. 


Alabama-Huntsville 3 Mount Olive 1

In the early game Mount Olive (0-7) battled in the second set with a couple of three and four point runs. Cali Watson finished off the second set with a kill to even the game at one.

A five point run by Alabama-Huntsville (8-0) early in the third set led to the Chargers taking the set and the lead. In the fourth set Mount Olive fought back down 16-22 and put together a 5-1 run in attempt to capture the set and force a tiebreaker. A service error stopped the run and gave the Chargers the final set.

Alysha Burnett led the team with a match high 10 kills. Watson also recorded three aces. Nichole Karas and Danielle Stachura both finished with double digit assists.

Georgia College 3 Mount Olive 1

In the nightcap Mount Olive (0-8) rebounded from dropping the first set to Georgia College (4-3) and claimed the second on a three point run by the Trojans. The run was capped off by a Mackenzie Call kill off the set from Danielle Stachura.

In the fourth set Georgia College put together aa 14-3 run to capture the third set. The final set remained the same for Mount Olive as the Trojan offense could not get going.

Call had a match high nine kills. Stachura and Karas both added two aces in the match.

Mount Olive opens up at home on Tuesday September, 15 at 7 p.m. in Kornegay Arena. The home opener is part of It's Bo Time! Can you "Dig It" night sponsored by Bojangles.