HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- The Coker College men's volleyball team pulled out a thrilling five-set victory (25-23, 18-25, 20-25, 29-27, 15-11) over Mount Olive on Tuesday (Feb. 5).
Coker took a competitive first set 25-23, before dropping the next two. The Cobras rebounded in the fourth set, winning a dramatic 29-27 nailbiter. The Cobras fell behind 18-16, and then again at 22-21, and were facing a match point at 26-25 when they fought back thanks to a pair of kills by Santos and a kill by Brandon Ravelo.
The fifth and decisive set was all Coker. The Cobras jumped out to a quick 8-5 advantage behind a pair of kills from Manuel Hernandez. The Trojans cut the deficit to just 10-9, but another kill by Santos, and a service ace by Castro gave the Cobras the boost they needed. Santos recorded another kill and then Hernandez finished the match with a kill from Ravelo to give Coker the 3-2 victory.
Castro, Santos, and Max Kuntz all set season-highs for kills, while Ravelo set his career-high in assists.
The Cobras will be back in action on Friday (Feb. 8) when they travel to face the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.