King Takes Down Lincoln Memorial In Three On The Road

  0 Carly DeMarque | February 15th, 2017 | College - Men's Indoor, Conference Carolinas, News

Match Stats

Press Release

Courtesy of King Athletics

The King University men’s volleyball team continued their hot start to the season with their second straight sweep, topping Lincoln Memorial University 3-0. The Tornado used a balanced attack, four players with at least seven kills to take the nonconference tilt.

FINAL SCORE: King 3, Lincoln Memorial 0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-21)
LOCATION: Mary Mars Gymnasium; Harrogate, Tenn.
RECORDS: King 10-1; Lincoln Memorial 3-9


  • The Tornado used a 7-0 run in the first set to gain control. Jon Wheaton and Eddie Moushikhian started the spurt with a block and Jeff Sprayberry followed with a kill.
  • Sprayberry capped the run with a service ace, giving King a 15-6 lead.
  • Wheaton later gave King the first set 25-15 with a pair of kills.
  • In the second set, King hit. .538 and used a 10-2 run, including six straight to gain a commanding 19-10 advantage.
  • The spurt ended with consecutive kills from Adrian Besson, Kiel Bell and Wheaton.
  • Besson posted two more kills late in the set as King took the frame 25-15.
  • The third set was tight as King opened up a 13-7 lead only to see the Railsplitters come back.
  • Lincoln Memorial came back to get within 17-16, but the Tornado scored three straight points, capped by a Drooker and Besson block to force a Lincoln Memorial timeout.
  • Moushikhian gave King a chance a match point and Sprayberry gave King the set 25-21 with his eighth kill of the match.
  • Sprayberry and Moushikhian led King with eight kills each.
  • Besson and Wheaton followed with seven kills and three blocks apiece with Besson hitting .600 and Wheaton hitting .778.
  • Drooker handed out 30 assists to go along with five digs and three kills.
  • Jimmy Nuckolls led the defense with 10 digs.


  • Joshua Riblett led the way for Lincoln Memorial with eight kills.
  • Ryan Iskandar handed out 18 assists to go along with seven digs.


  • King returns home for a pair of key early season Conference Carolinas matches in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado take on 6-0 University of Mount Olive at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night and 6-1 Barton College at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Lincoln Memorial hosts St. Andrews University on Friday.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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