King falls at Limestone

Photo credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo credit: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

GAFFNEY, S.C. – A night after a tough five set home loss, the King University men's volleyball team traveled to take on Limestone College in another Conference Carolinas match. The Saints used an early run to take the first set before winning a tight second set. Limestone then took the third set for the 3-0 victory.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: Limestone 3, King 0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-19)
LOCATION: Timken Center; Gaffney, S.C.
RECORDS: King 3-11, 1-8 Conference Carolinas; Limestone 6-5, 4-4 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Limestone used a 5-0 run early in the first set to gain a 7-3 advantage and later went on a 4-0 to stretch their lead to 13-5.
  • The Tornado made a run late, but it wasn't enough as the Saints took the set 25-22.
  • King used a 4-0 run in the second set to take a 6-4 lead. Matthew Lychock and Sean Luhmann teamed up for a block to star the run and Jon Wheaton followed with a solo stuff.
  • The Tornado later took a 16-13 lead following a kill from Luhmann and block from Jeff Sprayberry and Wheaton.
  • However, the Saints came back to even the tally before the teams started to trade points.
  • Limestone scored back-to-back points, grabbing a 23-21 advantage as they went on to take the set 25-23.
  • The Tornado used a 3-0 run, capped by a Luhmann kill to take a 7-5 lead in the third set before Limestone score five straight points to open up a 10-7 advantage.
  • With the score even at 16-16, the Saints rolled off four straight points to take the lead en route to the 25-19 victory.
  • Luhmann led King with eight kills while Wheaton chipped in with five kills, three solo blocks and three block assists.
  • Jimmy Nuckolls recorded a team-high 12 digs and Nick Drooker handed out 24 assists.

FOR THE FOES

  • Bruno Kretzschmar led Limestone with 14 while Kevin Rocklein followed with 12 kills.
  • Nick Wildes posted 17 digs and Anthony Savage registered 14 digs.
  • Logan Riley handed out 35 assists.

UP NEXT

  • King hosts Marymount University on Friday night. First serve from the Student Center Complex is slated for 8:00 p.m.
  • Limestone hosts Belmont Abbey on Saturday.
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