Men's Volleyball Sweeps Quincy Behind Lengler's 11 Kills

Men's Volleyball Sweeps Quincy Behind Lengler's 11 Kills

Andreas Lengler recorded a team-high 11 kills, and Ben Casado added 29 assists, leading Mount Olive to a 25-19, 25-21, 25-21 non-conference men's volleyball sweep of Quincy Friday night at King College in Bristol, Tenn. Dan Arnold anchored the defense with 10 digs.

Quincy gave the Trojans (2-0 overall) all it could handle in each game. Mount Olive was able to pull away in the end, however, to record its second win in as many days.

In the opening game, the Hawks (0-1) led 10-7 on a kill by Jack Gamache. The Trojans responded with a pair of kills by Lengler and another by Lewis Einarson to even the set. The game was tied five more times before the Trojans took command.

With the game tied 16-16, Lengler, Casado and Dache each had a kill and a Hawk attack error put the Trojans ahead for good. In the final five points, Adam Miracle had two kills and an assist and Casado had three assists.

In the second game, the Trojans fought off an early Hawk surge with an 11-5 run that built an 18-12 lead for Mount Olive. With the score tied 7-7, Quincy committed three errors, including two service miscues to get things going for the Trojans. Lengler added a kill and Dache added another to build the lead.

The Hawks finished the evening with 17 attack errors compared to just eight for Mount Olive.

In the deciding set, kills by Casado and Miracle gave Mount Olive an early 7-4 cushion. Quincy fought back to take the lead on kills by Ian Lawson and Gamache.

After the squads fought back and forth, tying the score five times, Mount Olive finally took command. Four consecutive Quincy attack errors, followed by a Dache kill, put the Trojans ahead 19-14. Mount Olive was still in front 20-15 when Quincy fought back again.

Lawson and Brian Rogan had two kills apiece and Jacob Voigtmann added another as the Hawks closed within 21-20.

Errors again cost the Hawks as they tried to pull even. The last of Quincy's 14 service errors, a block by Einarson and a kill by Dache brought the Trojans to the win.

Mount Olive returns to Conference Carolinas play Wednesday night when the Trojans travel to Wilson, N.C. to meet Barton. Mount Olive won its conference opener Thursday night with a win at King College.