GAFFNEY, S.C. – Matthew Harper led the Tornado with seven kills in a three-set loss to the Limestone Saints on Saturday afternoon. King falls to 6-10 overall, 1-4 in Conference Carolinas play this season.
Limestone (6-4, 3-2) defeated King in straight sets 20-25, 18-25, 19-25. King committed 20 errors over the three games, while Limestone hit at a 30 percent clip for the match. In all three sets, Limestone had accumulated at least a four-point edge by the midway point.
Matthew Harper (Matoaca, Va.) led the Tornado with seven kills on 20 attempts (.150), adding three digs and a pair of block assists to help lead the team at the net. Seniors Eric Glenn (Portsmouth, Va.) and Michael Koebel (Richmond, Va.) each had six kills. Glenn committed only one error on 12 attempts and hit at a team-best .417 clip. Koebel led the team with 10 digs while Ned Parker (Richmond, Va.) tallied 18 assists.
The Tornado (6-10, 1-4) will prepare for the Lindenwood Classic, a two-day tournament on March 2-3. King will open the tournament with the host Lindenwood Lions and follow in day two action with Missouri Baptist and Cal Baptist to close out their stay.