DUE WEST, S.C. -- Belmont Abbey's top three attackers combined for 42 kills and a .468 hitting percentage -- each reaching double figures in kills -- leading the Crusaders to a 3-1 (25-19, 18-25, 25-13, 25-22) victory over Erskine in Conference Carolinas men's volleyball action Friday night.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Liam Maxwell posted 18 kills and a .405 percentage, while Andrew Kohut (13 kills) and Brian Long (11 kills) both hit over .500.
- Brennan Davis dished out 46 assists and equalled Maxwell for a team-high five digs. Both players had a pair of service aces.
- The Crusaders hit .387 as a team in the match, topping .400 in the three sets they won. The Flying Fleet connected at a .351 pace, highlighted by a .652 effort in the second set.
- In the opening set, The Abbey broke a 15-15 tie with four straight points, then stretched the run to 8-2 en route to the win.
- Erskine responded in the second to even the match, but the Crusaders rebounded over the next two sets.
- A 6-1 spurt broke a 5-5 tie in the third, then five straight points stretched a 16-12 lead to 22-12. In the fourth, BAC rallied from a 13-11 deficit with three straight, then answered a Flying Fleet kill with another two points. The score was 21-20 when Long tallied a kill and Carter Eck served an ace. Maxwell tallied the final point at 24-22.
- Belmont Abbey continues its weekend of conference play when it travels to Emmanuel tomorrow. The match begins at 2 p.m.