University of Mount Olive fell to Southern Wesleyan University 25-17, 25-18, 25-21 in Conference Carolinas women's volleyball Saturday at Central, S.C. The match was the Trojans' regular season finale. Despite the loss, Mount Olive had already clinched a spot in the 2014 Conference Carolinas Women's Volleyball Tournament, which gets underway Tuesday.
After dropping the first two sets, Mount Olive (7-24 overall, 3-13 Conference Carolinas) rallied from a 5-0 deficit in the third set. Kills by Britni Johnson and Mackenzie Call and a block by Megan Hight and Samantha Winfield tied the set 10-10. The two teams exchanged side outs before Southern Wesleyan (22-8, 13-3) scored three unanswered points to take the lead for good. The Trojans cut a six-point deficit down to three and fought off two match points, but the Warriors held on for the win.
Friday night, Mount Olive fell to North Greenville in three sets. Call had a team-high seven kills for the Trojans.
Mount Olive is the North Division No. 5 seed and will travel to Bristol, Tenn., to open conference tournament play against North Division No. 1 seed King, which swept the regular season series against the Trojans. The winner advances to the semifinal round Friday. Match time is 6:30 p.m.