Record setting night leads King to victory

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

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team returned to the Student Center Complex for the first time in more than two weeks on Tuesday night to take on Pfeiffer University. The Tornado swept the Falcons in three straight sets, setting a school record with a .644 hitting percentage in the match.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 3, Pfeiffer 0
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 6-1, 2-0 Conference Carolinas; Pfeiffer 0-2, 0-2 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The King offense came ready to play hitting .652 with no attack errors in the first set.
  • The Tornado went on a 7-0 run to make the score 19-8 in the first set. Eddie Moushikhian had two kills in the run and a serving ace.
  • Jon Wheaton had the deciding kill to take the first set 25-13.
  • King improved in the second set, hitting .812 with 13 kills.
  • King had a 6-0 run in the second set to take the lead 11-2. Moushikhian added another kill to his total in the run.
  • Dalton Johnson closed the second set out with a kill to take the second set 25-13.
  • King had an 8-1 run to start the third set to keep the momentum going.
  • Another run of 5-1 really put the third set out of reach, making the score 13-4.
  • King never looked back and took the third set 25-12, taking a 3-0 match victory.
  • Moushikhian overall had 10 kills, hitting .625 in the match and Nick Drooker added 19 assists.
  • Jimmy Nuckolls led King with six digs and Adrian Besson had five block assists.

FOR THE FOES

  • Jesse Print had a game high 11 kills to lead the Falcons and Evan Blair added nine kills.
  • Hunter Gray added 26 assists for Pfeiffer.
  • Print also led the Falcons with 5 digs and Corbin Keller had a block assist.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • King's .644 hitting percentage in the match set a school record, breaking the .611 mark set back in March 29, 2012 against Washington Adventist.
  • Moushikhian's .625 hitting percentage was the third highest in school history for a match behind Jon Wheaton who hit .643 agaisnt the University of Charleston on January 13th and Eric Glenn, hitting .708 back in 2012.

UP NEXT

  • King is in action again on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Belmont, N.C. to take on Belmont Abbey. The match is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
  • Pfeiffer next host's North Greenville on February 7th.