Pfeiffer’s offense soars to claim conference regular season title

It was only fitting for Pfeiffer to have one of its best offensive performances of the season in a match it needed to clinch a title.

Pfeiffer had a .506 attack percentage and committed a season-low five attack errors as it swept Mount Olive 25-18, 25-16, 25-18 on Wednesday in Misenheimer, North Carolina, to clinch the Conference Carolinas regular season championship.


All-conference outside attacker Sonny Hirini finished with a match-high 14 kills and was one of two Falcons to have double-digit kills in the victory. Outside attacker Michael Brewer had 10 kills, while outside attacker Jonathan Martinez added nine kills.

Middle attacker Fabio Diniz also was perfect offensively with eight kills on eight attack attempts.

With this victory, Pfeiffer (17-3, 16-1 CC) is on a 15-match conference winning streak dating back to January. In addition, the Falcons have hit more than a .300 in 11 of their last 12 matches and are fifth in the nation with a .325 attack percentage this season.

Pfeiffer held third-place Mount Olive (13-10, 10-7 CC) to a .087 attack percentage, including hitting a match-high worst .042 in the final game.

This is the first time since 2012 that the Falcons have won the conference regular season championship. Along with the title, Pfeiffer as the No. 1 overall seed will have home court advantage throughout the upcoming Conference Carolinas Tournament.

The eight-team Conference Carolinas Tournament will begin April 21 with the quarterfinals.

Pfeiffer in its quarterfinals match will play host to the No. 8 seed North Greenville, which as a first-year program clinched a postseason berth Wednesday.

The winner of the Conference Carolinas Tournament will receive an automatic bid to the six-team NCAA Tournament. The team earining the Conference Carolinas automatic bid is projected to be the No. 6 seed for the NCAA Tournament, according to the latest Off the Block bracketology projections.