Quentin M. Reed- Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
MISENHEIMER, NC – 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.