King Wins 12th Consecutive Match In Sweep Over Pfeiffer

  0 volleymob | March 22nd, 2017 | College - Men's Indoor, Conference Carolinas, News

Match Stats

  • King def. Pfeiffer 3-0, (25-6, 25-17, 25-18)
  • King improves to 22-2, 11-1 Conference Carolinas
  • Pfeiffer falls to 0-13, 0-12 Conference Carolinas
  • Match results

Press Release

Courtesy of King Athletics

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.

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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Press Release

Courtesy of Pfieffer Athletics

The second place team in Conference Carolinas,  King Tornado (22-2, 11-1 CC) swept the Pfeiffer Falcons(0-13, 0-12 CC) in three sets inside Merner Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

After falling handily to King 25-6 in the first set, Pfeiffer made it a competitive game in set two as they fell behind early 12-3. Joe Wilber was a part of three of four Falcon points, as he had two assists and a kill to cut the Tornado lead to 14-8.

Later in the set two, the Falcons continued to play from behind and  were still fighting as cut the King lead to smallest of the set, 21-16 with a double  block from Trent Tursich and Wilber, but the Tornado were able to pull away to win the set 25-17.

Set three, King took the first two points, but then Pfeiffer came back to rally of two of their own with a kill from Pfeiffer match leader(9), Jesse Print. Pfeiffer and King traded points as the Falcons kept it close at 12-10. Print, Corbin Keller and Roberto Soares all helped in the sequence.

At 16-12, King started to pull away but the Falcons again hung in their strong as they won consecutive points off of Tornado errors to make it 16-14. The talented Tornado pulled away late in the set and go onto win 25-18.

Again, Print led the Falcons with nine kills and Keller added seven on the evening. Libero Noah Beane dug 15 balls and added his first career kill. Wilber also added a season-high four kills on .273 hitting. Gray led the Falcons in assists with 17.

Pfeiffer returns to action on Saturday as they host Barton at 4 p.m. inside Merner Gymnasium.

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