King wins twice in opening day of Wrublewski Invite

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The King College men's volleyball team notched wins one and two of the season Saturday at the Charlie Wrublewski Invitational. The Tornado blew by Rust College and host Mount St. Joseph with matching 3-0 scores.

In the Rust match, King had set scores of 25-3, 25-9 and 25-9. To close out the day King defeated Mount St. Joseph 25-15, 25-20 and 25-9.

To start the day, Joel Salva (Lake Mary, Fla.) served eight aces with eight assists and two digs in the Rust contest. Jeff Bosslett (St. Louis, Mo.) provided 15 assists while Ned Parker (Richmond, Va.) added nine digs.

Anthony Todt (Bristol, Tenn.) led the team in the kill category with six along with a block. Alex Oliveria (Goiania, Brazil) was credited with five kills. Freshman Stephen Brown (Lawrenceville, Ga.) had four kills along with a block and an ace.

In the Mount St. Joseph victory Salva had 29 assists and a dozen digs for his first double-double of the season.

Jenson Lavallee (Henderson, Nev.) led the team in the kills category with eight. James Friddle (Cartersville, Ga.) finished with five kills, two aces and seven digs while Brown added four more kills.

Morris Cephas (Richmond, Va.) had eight digs and Oliveria had six kills and three blocks.

King and Missouri Valley College are atop the team standings with matching 2-0 records after day one.

The Tornado, now with a 2-2 record on the season, closes out the event Sunday with a pair of contests. First for the Tornado will be a 1 p.m. match with Missouri Valley then King closes out the event by playing Siena Heights (Mich.) University at 5 p.m.