Fairfield, CT – A long northern road trip came to an end for the Crusaders on Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 (9-25, 20-25, 19-25) loss to Sacred Heart.
The Pioneers downed the Crusaders for the second straight day as NGU continued to struggle offensively. The Crusaders hit a season low .076 on Saturday with 26-kills and 21-errors. Aaron Campbell led North Greenville with nine kills. Dustin King finished with six. Alexander Schinzing tacked on 24-assists while Silas Jenkins added six digs to lead the team.
The Pioneers took advantage of nine NGU errors in the first half to go along with three service aces to overwhelm the road weary Crusaders who left Wednesday for the four game northern stretch. NGU led briefly in the second set and kept the match close in the third but Sacred Heart took advantage of a mistake prone North Greenville squad that was wrapping up a four games in four days stretch as fatigue began to take its toll.
North Greenville finished the weekend with an 0-4 record. The Crusaders will have about a week to rest before hosting Barton on January 20th in the home and Conference Carolinas opener for the team. The first serve is scheduled for 7pm.