Crusaders Win Third Straight, 3-1 over Limestone

Crusaders Win Third Straight, 3-1 over Limestone

GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Liam Maxwell and Andrew Kohut each topped double figures in kills, and Belmont Abbey hit over .300 for the sixth time in seven matches, lifting the Crusaders to a 3-1 (20-25, 27-25, 25-20, 25-19) Conference Carolina men's volleyball victory over Limestone Tuesday night.

The win was the third straight for The Abbey, which improves to 5-2, 2-1 on the season. Limestone falls to 2-6, 1-3.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Maxwell reached 20 kills for the second time, finishing just two off his season high, while Kohut hit .500 with 16 kills and three errors on 26 attempts.
  • Brennan Davis and Bryce Sullivan split time at setter, registering 36 and 13 assists, respectively, while Collin Lockwood led the defensive effort with 10 kills. 
  • Limestone took the opening set 25-20 after breaking a 19-19 tie with three straight points.
  • The Crusaders rebounded to take the next two games, 27-25 and 25-20. In the second, The Abbey led 23-20, but saw the Limestone take four of the next five points to even the set at 24-24. In the third set, BAC never trailed after reversing a 2-1 deficit, moving ahead for good at 7-6.
  • Limestone led most of the early part of the fourth, but with the score 16-15, Belmont Abbey took the lead for good with three straight points. The Saints cut the margin to 19-18, but the Crusaders ran off four in a row to seize control.

UP NEXT

  • Belmont Abbey returns to the Wheeler Center this weekend for a pair of matches. After entertaining Mount Olive in league play on Friday, the Crusaders host St. Francis (PA) on Saturday.