Misenheimer, N.C. – North Greenville got back to its winning ways in Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday night, blanking the Pfeiffer Falcons 3-0.
The win over the Falcons improved NGU to 4-3 in league play and 4-9 overall on the season. Aaron Campbell bounced back from a few shaky performances to knock down 12-kills to lead all players on Tuesday night. Alexander Schinzing dished out 29-assists and a game high five aces while Dustin King had eight digs and Ben Hamsho had three assisted blocks.
The Crusaders bounced back from a sloppy first set in which they had eight errors to just nine kills, but still managed to take the 25-18 victory. The first set was the closes of the night as neither team could get things going. North Greenville trailed early but gained a 15-11 edge midway through. The Crusaders would pull away late, scoring five consecutive points including a service ace from Aaron Campbell to earn the victory.
NGU used the momentum of the game one victory to jump out to a 14-7 lead in the second frame. The Falcons would battle back to within two of the Crusaders though, going on a 6-1 run to make the score 15-13. The Falcons used three errors from the Crusaders to make the run, but North Greenville never waivered, as Matthew
McManaway and Grayson Lawrence delivered kills to extend the lead back to four. The Falcons refused to quit though, trailing 24-17 late in the match, they snapped off four consecutive points to cut North Greenville’s lead to three points. Pfeiffer proved to be its own worst enemy though as a service error ended the set and gave the Crusaders a 25-17 victory and a 2-0 lead.
North Greenville saved its best set for last on Tuesday, dishing out 13-kills and hitting .458 as a team. The Crusaders took a 20-12 lead, scoring four straight on the serve of Silas Jenkins who also added an ace. The Falcons would tack on six more points before the end of the set but kills from Ben Hamsho and Campbell would put the game away for the Crusaders who snapped a three game losing skid.
The Crusaders will host King University in their next match, a 7pm first serve scheduled for February 22nd.