University of Mount Olive had its two-match winning streak snapped as the Trojans fell to Limestone College 25-18, 25-6, 25-10 in Conference Carolinas women's volleyball Saturday at Kornegay Arena. The loss was the Trojans' first in conference play.
Mount Olive (2-9 overall, 1-1 Conference Carolinas) stayed close through much of the first set after back-to-back aces by Megan Hight pulled the Trojans within 13-12. Limestone (6-2, 2-1) answered with a 6-0 run and Mount Olive never got any closer than five points the rest of the set.
Limestone used service runs by Karli Acree and Darla Svoboda to race out to a 17-1 lead in the second set and Mount Olive never recovered. The Trojans were within 8-6 in the third set after kills by Danielle Plante and Montgomery Register, but Limestone broke the game open with six unanswered points as the pulled away for the win.
Mackenzie Call recorded all of her team-high six kills in the first set, while Register finished the contest with five kills and a match-high three blocks.
Limestone was led by Rycki Ebert who finished with 13 kills and only two errors in 20 attempts for a .550 hitting percentage.
Mount Olive is idle until next weekend when the Trojans are at home for a pair of Conference Carolinas matches. The Trojans play host to North Greenville University Friday at 7 p.m. and entertain Southern Wesleyan University Saturday at 2 p.m.