Life U Athletics
Billy Mangum, Sports Information Director
MARIETTA, Ga. – The No. 13 nationally ranked Life University men’s volleyball team opened the 2021 season at home with a dominant 3-0 win over Carolina University Friday night.
Ryan Ollie led the way for the Running Eagles (1-0) with 11 kills and was a perfect 11-for-11. He added three block assists and a solo block.
Javier De Leon totaled four digs as both Javier Cornier and Alex Cabana totaled three service aces.
Cornier added a team-high 25 assists as Cabana totaled four block assists.
Life U never trailed the entire match as they started quickly in the first set jumping out to a 12-5 lead off the attack error from Carolina (0-2). An 8-1 run in the middle of the set was finished with an ace from Cabana to put the Running Eagles up 22-8. Llaneza finished the set with a kill 25-11.
Life U jumped out in set two to a 17-10 lead after the kill from Ollie. A 7-2 run from the Bruins cut the lead to two, 19-17. Life U ended the comeback chance with six straight points as Triana recorded the final kill, 25-17.
Life U dominated the third set earning the set and match with a 25-9 victory.
The Running Eagles finished with a hitting percentage of .673 as Carolina finished with a -.078.
The men’s volleyball team will return to action on Saturday, January 16, as they conclude play in the Running Eagles Classic against Reinhardt at 10 AM and Cumberland University at 2 PM.