February 26, 2011

King knocked off by Limestone, 3-2

GAFFNEY, S.C. - The King College men's volleyball team saw a 2-1 lead go away at Conference Carolinas foe Limestone (S.C.) College Saturday as the home team came from behind for a 3-2 win.

After the match, King's record was evened at 5-5 overall and 2-3 in league play. Limestone has an 8-6 overall record with a 1-3 conference mark. When the two met in Bristol on Jan. 27 King came out on top 3-2.

The Tornado took the first set 25-22 before Limestone evened the score with a similar 25-22 score. King gained control with a 25-18 decision in the third, but Limestone won the final two sets 25-18 and 18-16.

King's Joel Salva (Lake Mary, Fla.) provided a season-best 52 assists with 19 kills coming from James Friddle (Cartersville, Ga.) to tie his season high. Salva also had 17 digs for his sixth straight double-double. Michael Koebel (Richmond, Va.) and Brandon Rorer (Richmond, Va.) finished with 16 and 11 kills, respectively, both season bests.

King will play Eastern Mennonite (Va.) University Friday in Banner Elk, N.C., at Lees-McRae College with a 5 p.m. scheduled start.