January 14, 2012

King Downed in Three by Quincy

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – In the early morning hours of the Mount Olive College Invitational's second day, King College returned to the court to take on the Quincy University Hawks. The Tornado's final match of the tournament ended in a 3-0 (29-27, 25-16, 25-17) loss to the Hawks, dropping their record to 1-2 after one weekend of play.
 

James Friddle (Cartersville, Ga.) led the Tornado with seven kills followed by outside hitter Michael Koebel (Richmond, Va.) with six. Senior middle back Eric Glenn (Portsmouth, Va.) finished with four kill, a pair of blocks and an ace. Justin Crane (Richmond, Va.) ended with 23 assists.

The Hawks (3-0) were led by Joe Sokol's 13 kills and .458 hit percentage while Joe Ascher hit .579, converting 11 of his 19 attacks. Andrew Ouano ended with 40 assists.

King (1-2) concludes their stay at Mount Olive in a trio of non-conference match ups and will prepare for a trip to the Buckeye State to play in the Charlie Wrubezki Tournament at the Harrington Center (Cincinnati, Ohio) on Jan. 21-22. The Tornado will play Siena Heights University (NAIA) in the Saints' first match of the season, Missouri Valley College (NAIA), College of Mount Saint Joseph (NCAA DIII) and Pennsylvania State Behrend (NCAA DIII) over a two-day span beginning next Saturday at 11:00 a.m.