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Monday, March 21, 2022
Hurdle's Queens University Edged by King University

Ty Hurdle’s Queens University of Charlotte Men's Volleyball teammates dropped their third straight match at King University despite an incredible effort on the road 3 - 2.

Queens would open the afternoon with a convincing start grabbing a 9-5 lead. Queens was coming off a tough loss to North Greenville, were looking to capitalize on a new day. Leading 10-8, Queens sparked a 4-0 run to increase their lead to 14-8 as they managed to keep their lead for the rest of the set winning 25-19.

The remaining four sets were intense battles seeing 34 ties and 18 lead changes. In the second, the Tornado would grab a quick 5-2 lead. After exchanging points, Queens would put together a 5-0 run and take an 11-8 advantage. Queens saw their lead grow to as much as give before King stormed back with a 5-0 surge to even the score again. Queens managed to open the lead back to three, but the home team would close the set on an 8-3 run to win 25-23 evening the score 1 - 1.

In the third, trailing 6-3, King would go on a 5-0 rally to gain an 8-6 lead. Queens would return the favor shortly after with a 5-1 surge to regain the lead 13-11. The remainder of the set saw King go on another 5-1 run while the Royals answered with a 4-0 run. Both squads would exchange points battling for the pivotal third set until Queens grabbed three straight points to win the set 29-27.

Looking to send the match to a fifth set, King quickly jumped ahead 5-1. The early start would be enough despite Queens battling with brief rallies throughout the set as King took the fourth 28-26.

For the fifth time this season, Queens would go into a fifth set. In the most intense set of the afternoon, both squads went back-and-forth as there were 12 ties and five lead changes in the deciding set. Queens posted 37 kills on a .332 hitting percentage, but the errors mounted as they fell in the fifth set 19-17.
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