Tornado sweep Pfeiffer for 12th straight win

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

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – It has been a record-breaking 2017 season for the King University men's volleyball team, and the Tornado made more history with a sweep of Pfeiffer University on Tuesday night. The 3-0 win gave King their 12th straight win and 11th win in Conference Carolinas play, both program records.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 3, Pfeiffer 0 (25-6, 25-17, 25-18)
LOCATION: Merner Gym; Misenheimer, N.C.
RECORDS: King 22-2, 11-1 Conference Carolinas; Pfeiffer 0-13, 0-12 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • King scored 10 straight points to turn a 4-1 deficit into an 11-4 lead in the first set. Dalton Johnson started the spurt with a kill before teaming up with Adam Krzos for a block.
  • Jeff Sprayberry capped the run with a service ace following a Sean Luhmann kill.
  • King later scored six consecutive points, taking the set 25-6.
  • The Tornado used a pair of long runs to jump out to a 12-2 lead in the second set. The burst concluded with a 6-0 run which was capped with a block from Krzos and Chris Gerber.
  • Ryan DeLong gave King the set, 25-17 with a one of his eight kills in the match.
  • The third set was close, but King closed out the match with a 3-0 spurt.
  • Gerber teamed up with Chandler Christy for a stuff, giving King the set 25-18 and the match 3-0.
  • Johnson and DeLong led King with eight kills apiece. DeLong hit .368 in the match and Johnson added six blocks.
  • Matthew DeLong handed out 27 assists to go along with six digs.
  • Krzos led the defense with nine digs while Gerber posted five blocks.

FOR THE FOES

  • Jesse Print led Pfeiffer with nine kills and Corbin Keller added seven kills.
  • Hunter Gray handed out 17 assists while Noah Beane had 15 digs.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • The win gives King their 12th straight win, the longest winning streak in program history. The Tornado last won 11 straight contests in 2010.
  • It also marks the most Conference Carolinas wins in program history at 11. King last won 10 conference matches in 2015.

UP NEXT

  • King returns home to face Emmanuel College at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. The Tornado then host Erskine College at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
  • Pfeiffer next hosts Barton College on Saturday afternoon.