King defeats Pfeiffer in five
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's volleyball team needed to win the last two sets and that is what the Tornado did in a 3-2 Conference Carolinas win over the visitors from Pfeiffer (N.C.) University Saturday.
King, now 5-4 overall and 2-2 in league play, won the final two sets 25-16 and 15-13 for the victory. The Tornado was a 25-23 winner before Pfeiffer took control with back-to-back set victories of 25-20 and 26-24.
The final set went back and forth, but a kill by Michael Koebel (Richmond, Va.) put King in front 9-7. Pfeiffer tied things at 11 before the Tornado served for the match at 14-12. A kill from Pfeiffer extended the match temporarily before Alex Oliveria (Goiania, Brazil) clinched the contest with a kill.
King served up 24-23 in the third, but Pfeiffer scored three straight points to take a 2-1 advantage. The Tornado answered in the fourth with a 10-4 start and did not look back.
The Tornado returns to action Saturday at conference foe Limestone (S.C.) College for a 1 p.m. match. In the first meeting of the season King emerged a 3-2 winner on Jan. 27.