Monaghan's Career Night Leads UMO Past Emmanuel

Monaghan's Career Night Leads UMO Past Emmanuel

Franklin Springs, Ga. --- The University of Mount Olive men's volleyball team pushed past Emmanuel College (Ga.) in four sets, 25-18, 26-28, 25-18, 25-17, on Friday evening in Franklin Springs, Ga.

Score: Mount Olive 3, Emmanuel 1 (25-18, 26-28, 25-18, 25-17)
Records: Mount Olive (13-6, 11-1 CC) Emmanuel (5-14, 3-9 CC)
Location: Shaw Athletic Center, Franklin Springs, Ga.

How It Happened
Box Score


  • Mount Olive took the first set 25-18 after hitting .429 in the opening set while committing just three errors.
  • Emmanuel hit just .182 in the set while committing five errors.


  • In an elongated second set, Emmanuel clawed its way past the Trojans, 28-26.
  • The Lions hit .400 in the set to the Trojans' .344.


  • The Trojans regained momentum in the third frame with a 25-18 set win to move ahead 2-1 in the match.
  • UMO hit .417 in the set win, while Emmanuel hit .136 despite committing just four errors.


  • Mount Olive closed out the Lions in the fourth set with a 25-17 win that gave the Trojans a 3-1 match victory.
  • Both UMO and Emmanuel hit under .300 in the set with the Trojans edging Emmanuel, .231 to .227.


  • Junior Robert Poole led UMO with 19 kills while sophomore Brad Monaghan obliterated his previous career-high in kills (11) with 18 kills in the victory.
  • Junior Jeff Yasalonis led the way with a team-best 53 assists.
  • Leading the Trojans in digs was senior Josh Donahue who recorded 12 digs in the win.

Up Next

Mount Olive wraps up its two-game road trip with a Saturday showdown with Erskine College at 2 p.m. in Due West, S.C.