MeCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Liam Maxwell tallied 22 kills and John Dunn provided a spark off the bench in his first collegiate appearance, lifting Belmont Abbey to a 3-1 (18-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-20) come-from-behind victory over crosstown rival Queens Wednesday.
Maxwell hit .333 with just five errors on 51 attempts and added a team-high 16 digs for his second double-double of the year. Dunn came off the bench in the opening set and registered 11 kills and three block assists.
Belmont Abbey improved to 9-6, while Queens falls to 4-15.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Brennan Davis reached 50 assists for the third time in his career, plus added nine digs.
- Carter Eck was the third Crusader to reach double figures in kills with 10. He also registered eight digs.
- William Morris had nine kills, six block assists and hit .375.
- In the opening set, Queens posted its only hitting advantage, .400 to .242. The Royals reversed an 8-7 deficit with five straight points, then extended the run to 13-4. Belmont Abbey saved two set points before Queens posted a 25-18 win.
- Belmont Abbey never trailed in the second after scoring the set's first three points. The Royals closed to within one on four occasions, but each time the Crusaders struck right back. Maxwell and Eck closed out the set with consecutive kills after a 23-22 score.
- The Abbey scored six of the last seven points in the third set, turning a 19-18 lead into a 25-19 win, then used a 12-4 run in the final set to take control. The Crusaders turned a 6-3 deficit into a 10-8 lead, then broke an 11-11 tie with three straight points.
- Belmont Abbey returns to Conference Carolinas play with a trip to King on Saturday.
- The Crusaders will be looking to avenge a 3-1 home loss to the Tornado on Jan. 26.