Crusaders downed by Highlanders in first action of 2017

January 11, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
North Greenville162025151
NJIT252522253
NGUTeam StatsNJIT
.200Hitting Pct..453
28Kills55
15Errors12
65Total Attacks95
27Assists47
4Aces7
25Digs18
3.0Blocks6.5
NGULeadersNJIT
Aaron Campbell - 10
KillsJabarry Goodridge - 23
Alexander Schinzing - 27
AssistsRicardo Whitaker - 42
Grayson Lawrence - 2
AcesRicardo Whitaker - 3
Alexander Schinzing - 6
Dustin King - 6
DigsShannon Heckman - 7
Alexander Schinzing - 1
Connor Rhine - 1
Grayson Lawrence - 1
Ben Hamsho - 1
Matthew McManaway - 1
BlocksLuke Allmond - 4
Crusaders downed by Highlanders in first action of 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Crusaders downed by Highlanders in first action of 2017

Newark, NJ – North Greenville men’s volleyball opened up the 2017 season on Wednesday night falling to the New Jersey Institute of Technology 3-1 (16-25, 20-25, 25-22, 15-25) to fall to 0-1.

Aaron Campbell led the Crusaders with 10-kills while Matthew McManaway finished with seven. Alexander Schinzing dished out 27-assists to go along with a team high six digs. Dustin King also had six digs. Grayson Lawrence had two service aces.

The Crusaders trailed 2-0 to the highlanders but extended the match to four sets with a victory in the third. North Greenville never trailed in its only win of the night, leading by as many as four points. Matthew McManaway set up the Crusaders with set point with a kill to make the score 24-21. The Highlanders then helped NGU with an attack error to cut the set lead in half.

North Greenville looked to carry over the momentum into the fourth set but the Highlanders would have none of it, taking a 17-10 lead over the road weary Crusaders en route to a 10-point victory in the set.

"We played extremely well against a very good njit team tonight," says head coach Fred battenfield. "Jabarry Goodridge was in another time zone where he was hitting but Matthew McManaway and Ben Hamsho held their own in the middle and Aaron Campbell came around after a slow start. We proved to ourselves that we can play at this level but we must learn from this that we must execute at a very high level to win against the established east coast teams."

 

The Crusaders will be back in action on Thursday night at Princeton University at 7pm.