Men's Volleyball

2 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1 TOURNAMENT TITLE

Strong offense leads Tornado to 3-0 victory over Limestone

Photo credit: Danielle Stauffer
Photo credit: Danielle Stauffer

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's volleyball team hosted Limestone College in a Conference Carolinas matchup Tuesday night. The Tornado offense proved to be too much for the visiting Saints as King pulled out a 3-0 victory. With the win, the Tornado extended their consecutive sets won streak to 24.

THE BASICS
FINAL SCORE: King 3, Limestone 0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-22)
LOCATION: Student Center Complex; Bristol, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 9-2, 5-0 Conference Carolinas; Limestone 4-12, 2-6

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • In the first set, King trailed 7-8 early, but used a 7-1 run to take a solid 13-9 lead over Limestone. The run was capped off by a Nick Drooker service ace.
  • The Tornado then used an 8-1 run to take a commanding 20-11 lead over the Saints. Jeff Sprayberry capped off the run with one of his three service aces on the night.
  • Three consecutive attacking errors by the Saints allowed the Tornado to close out the first set 25-16. Sprayberry led King with five kills in the set.
  • The Tornado jumped out to quick 5-0 lead following a Sprayberry kill early in the second set.
  • King used a 9-2 run during the middle of the set to take a 17-7 lead over Limestone. During the run, Kiel Bell recorded back-to-back service aces for the Tornado.
  • Sprayberry closed out the second set with a thunderous kill to give the Tornado a 25-14 victory. Dalton Johnson led King in the set with three kills.
  • The Tornado used a 6-1 burst to open the third set. However, Limestone hung around as King found themselves only leading 10-8 following a Bell kill.
  • The two teams battled each other throughout the set, but back-to-back Sprayberry kills toward the end of the set broke a tie score to give the Tornado a 22-20 lead.
  • Sprayberry finished off the third set for King with another kill to give the Tornado a 25-22 victory over the Saints. The kill also gave King a 3-0 match victory.
  • Sprayberry led the offense for the Tornado with 13 kills.
  • Johnson posted seven kills and three blocks for King.
  • Nick Drooker recorded 27 assists and four digs, while Bell chipped in five kills, four digs, and four service aces.

FOR THE FOES

  • Geraldo Rivera led the Saints with nine kills.
  • Matt Anetrella recorded eight kills while Francisco Salinger chipped in six kills for Limestone.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Following tonight's 3-0 victory, the Tornado extend their consecutive sets won streak to 24. This mark is the longest in program history.
  • King posted 11 service aces in the match which is a mark that ties their season-best that was set last time out against North Greenville University.

UP NEXT

  • King travels to the University of Mount Olive on Friday for a Conference Carolinas matchup at 2:00 pm.
  • Limestone heads to Coker College on February 24.
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