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