Koebel Tallies 10 Kills in Straight Set Win over Shock
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Michael Koebel paced King College Men's Volleyball with 10 kills in their straight-set victory over Washington Adventist University, 3-0 (25-9, 25-11, 25-7). Brandon Rorer continued on his nationally recognized pace, covering the floor with nine digs against the Shock.
King hit at a remarkable .611 attack percentage, converting on 39-of-54 attempts on the day and committing only six errors in the process. The Tornado were paced by Michael Koebel (Richmond, Va.) and his 10 kills on 15 attempts (.600). He also led the team with six service aces.
Brandon Rorer (Richmond, Va.) came into the match averaging 2.64 digs-per-set, ranking second in the country after the latest statistics release by the NCAA this week. He tallied nine digs over three matches, averaging three per set in the win.
Five King players had six or more kills in the win including freshman Mason Casner (6), senior James Friddle (6), senior Eric Glenn (7), and sophomore Stephen Brown (7). Each hit at least 50 percent or better, while Casner and Glenn hit at a perfect 100 percent attack rate, combining 13-for-13 on the attack.
The Tornado tallied 15 total service aces against the Shock and had 4.0 total team blocks. Glenn led the team with two solo blocks while Casner finished with 1.5 blocks, one solo.
Washington Adventist's Anthony Berry led the team with six kills on 23 attempts (.043). Setter Fernando Taramaru had eight assists.
With the win, King improves to 9-19 overall on the season as they head into their final home contest of the season against Barton College. The Tornado will meet the Bulldogs on Saturday, March 31, inside the Student Center Complex for a 3:00 p.m. first service.
Saturday marks Senior Day, where four senior players and one team assistant will be honored prior to the beginning of the match. It will mark the close of the careers of Brandon Rorer (OH), Adrian Kibsey (S/OH), James Friddle (OPP), and Eric Glenn (MB) in addition to team assistant Justin Dobson.
It is also Youth Day on Saturday, where children under 18 years old will receive free admission and a free King College mini-volleyball, while supplies last.