March 28, 2011

Tornado drops 3-1 decision at Quincy

QUINCY, Ill. - King College was upended 3-1 in men's volleyball action at Quincy (Ill.) on Monday despite a season high for a Tornado hitter.

Quincy, now at 18-9 on the season, took the first set 25-22. King, with an 8-7 record after the match, was the second set winner thanks to a 26-24 score. Quincy then won with scores of 25-20 and 25-18.

James Friddle (Cartersville, Ga.) had 20 of King's 43 kills as he hit .421 for the match. He also served two aces with three assisted blocks. The 20 kills are the most by a Tornado player this season, one more than the previous high for Friddle. His high in a four-set match was 15 against Ball State (Ind.) on Saturday.

Joel Savla (Lake Mary, Fla.) gave out 39 assists with five digs and two kills. Michael Koebel (Richmond, Va.) added seven kills while Eric Glenn (Portsmouth, Va.) totaled five assisted blocks.

Quincy had 22 kills from Joseph Sokol with 60 assists given by Andrew Ouano.

The Tornado will look to snap a two-match losing streak on Wednesday with an 8 p.m. contest at Carthage (Wis.).