Bristol, Tenn. – The University of Mount Olive women's volleyball team dropped a three-set match to King University in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon.
Score: King 3, Mount Olive 0 (25-14), (25-12), (25-22)
Records: Mount Olive 10-10 (5-6); King 7-11 (7-3)
Location: Student Center
How It Happened
- The Trojans were stymied early on as the Tornado took a 6-2 lead out of the gate.
- UMO looked to work itself back into the match by cutting into the King lead at 8-4.
- King ran off an 8-2 lead in route to the 25-14 victory.
- The Tornado ran out to a 6-0 lead forcing a Mount Olive timeout.
- The onslaught continued for King, as the Trojans found themselves down 15-3 just past the midpoint.
- UMO attempted to make a comeback late, but could not come closer than seven points before King used a 6-0 run to win the set.
- Mount Olive showed plenty of fight in what would be the final stanza, as the Trojans held the lead throughout much of the early portion of the set.
- The Tornado tied the set 10-10 and looked poised to run away in the final frame.
- UMO came back to tie King at 22-22 before the Tornado recorded the final three points to win the match.
- Junior Mackenzie Call led UMO with nine kills.
- Junior Britni Johnson and freshman Natalie Perez each added six kills.
- Freshman Kamber Skeen led the Trojans in assists and digs with 25 and 18, respectively.
Mount Olive remains on the road for a non-conference matchup with Fayetteville State on October 18 in Fayetteville, N.C.