Due West, S.C. - The NGU Crusaders men's volleyball team lost to Erskine College on Monday in three straight sets (15-25, 19-25, 25-27).
The first set would start off with a first point win by the Crusaders on a kill from Luuga Vailu'u. Early in the set the two teams would trade points as they remained close with Erskine leading 7-5. Later in the set a few attack errors by North Greenville would give a slight advantage to the Flying Fleet at 12-6. The Crusaders would try to pull back close at 15-9, before Erskine would take the set away with a 10-6 run winning the first set 25-15.
The Crusaders would start out strong in the second set coming out of the break with a 5-2 run. The Flying Fleet would then answer back with a 3-0 run to tie the set early at 5-5. The set would continue to be close as the largest lead in this entire set would be three points by either team until Erskine would make a late offensive charge taking this set by six at 25-19.
The third set would not differ from the starts of the previous two sets as Erskine would get out to a 6-2 start. North Greenville would then take advantage of three Flying Fleet attack errors to take the lead in the set at 7-6. Both teams would battle back and forth as Erskine would take the lead back at 14-13. Both teams would trade leads in the set before it would take longer than twenty five as the Erskine Flying Fleet would take the final set 27-25 to win the match 3-0.
The Crusaders next match will be on Wednesday, April 1 on the campus of Pfeiffer University. The first serve between the Crusaders and the Falcons is scheduled for 7 P.M.