No. 8 Ramblers Sweep Trojans At King Tournament

No. 8 Ramblers Sweep Trojans At King Tournament

BRISTOL, TENN. --- The University of Mount Olive men's volleyball team fell to the No. 8 Ramblers of Loyola University Chicago in three sets on Friday evening at the Student Center Complex in Bristol, Tenn. 

Score: No. 8 Loyola (Ill.) 3, Mount Olive 0 (25-14, 25-13 25-15)
Records: Mount Olive (0-2), No. 8 Loyola (Ill.)(2-1)
Location: Student Center Complex | Bristol, Tenn.

How It Happened


  • Loyola got on the scoreboard first but Mount Olive took a 3-1 lead following a pair of kills, one each from Luke Visgitis and Tobi Azeez, and a solo block by Luke Visgitis.
  • The Trojans held on to a slim 6-5 lead following two Rambler errors and a kill by Iyanu Adebisi.
  • A 5-1 run by Loyola gave the Ramblers a 10-7 lead but the Trojans came back to knot the score at 10 all following a pair of LUC errors and an ace by Shane Yeo.
  • LUC took off on a 9-2 run going up 19-12 and forced UMO to call their second timeout of the set.
  • The Trojans scored two more points in the remainder of the set, one on a LUC service error and the other from a triple block by Shane Yeo, Eric Visgitis, and Brad Monaghan, before the Ramblers reached 25 points for the set to win.


  • UMO opened the second set on a 5-3 run that included three kills, two by Azeez and one from Adebisi, an ace from Azeez and a LUC service error.
  • The Ramblers went on a 13-3 rally that gave LUC a 16-8 lead midway through the set.
  • Mount Olive climbed within five points, 17-12, following four errors by Loyola, however, the Trojans ran out of time as the Ramblers went on an 8-1 run to close out the second set 25-13.


  • Like the previous two sets, the Trojans hung with the Ramblers through the opening serves with UMO leading 7-6 following a kill by Azeez.
  • Loyola went on an 11-3 run that put them ahead 17-10.
  • A kill by Jarrod Ferguson and a triple block by Luke Visgitis, Shane Yeo, and Tobi Azeez, were two of the five points scored by the Trojans who fell short of a comeback as Loyola took the third set 25-15 and the match 3-0.


Mount Olive wraps up the two-day tournament at King University on Saturday, Jan. 12, with a match against No. 9 Lewis at 6 PM.UMO concludes the three-day road trip with a Sunday matinee at Lincoln Memorial in Cumberland Gap, Tenn., on Jan. 13 at 1 PM.