Fast starts power North Greenville to win over Erskine

February 28, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
North Greenville Pra232525253
ERSKINE251723191
NGUTeam StatsERSKINE
.259Hitting Pct..150
53Kills43
18Errors23
135Total Attacks133
51Assists41
2Aces6
59Digs55
4.0Blocks4.5
NGULeadersERSKINE
Matthew McManaway - 17
KillsLanier - 20
Alexander Schinzing - 47
AssistsRai Santos - 38
Ben Hamsho - 1
Matthew McManaway - 1
AcesWilliams - 3
Aaron Campbell - 15
DigsLanier - 14
Cardozo - 14
Matthew McManaway - 2
BlocksWilliams - 3
Spence - 3
Fast starts power North Greenville to win over Erskine
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Fast starts power North Greenville to win over Erskine

Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville Matthew McManaway pounded out 17-kills on Tuesday night leading North Greenville to a 3-1 win over Erskine College.

The win over the Flying Fleet snapped a two game losing skid for the Crusaders and improved the team to 5-5 in Conference Carolinas play. Grayson Lawrence joined McManaway with double-digit kills, finishing with 10 on the night. Alexander Schinzing dished out 47-assists to help NGU’s winning effort.

Defensively, the Crusaders were led by Aaron Campbell who finished the night with 15-digs. Kyle Brandt added 11-digs while Dustin King had 10. The Crusaders had three solo blocks and a pair of assisted stops.

After dropping the first set 25-22, the Crusaders opened the second on a 5-2 tear, powered by a pair of kills from Matthew McManaway and Kyle Brandt and the help of a pair of errors from the Fleet, the Crusaders extended their lead to 9-2.

The Flying fleet pulled to within five of NGU before the Crusaders went on a 4-1 run with the help of three Erskine errors to re-extend the lead to eight points. The Crusaders continued to plug away at the Fleet before a kill from Ben Hamsho won the set, 25-17.

The third set took a little more work but the Crusaders led 15-10 after a McManaway kill and a service error from Erskine. An NGU attack error would make things even more interesting late in the frame as it made the score 19-18 in favor of the visiting Crusaders. NGU answered the challenge with back-to-back kills to extend the lead the three-points.

Erskine continued to scratch at the deficit, cutting it to two points with an NGU error, and then one point with a kill from Isaac Lannier. NGU got the set’s winning point on an error from the Fleet, earning the 25-23 win.

The Crusaders continued the night’s tradition of fast starts in the fourth set. NGU once again put the pressure on Erskine, jumping out to a 10-4 advantage. Three different players had kills during the run as NGU looked to put the game away in four. Erskine cut it to four points at 16-12 but North Greenville answered with a 3-1 run powered by a McManaway kill to take a 19-12 lead.

North Greenville would lead by as many as nine-points in the frame before putting the game away with another Erskine error. The Fleet finished with 23-errors on the night. The home team hit just .150 as a team while North Greenville finished the night hitting .259 as a team.

North Greenville improved to 5-11 overall as a team. The Crusaders will host Emmanuel College on Thursday night with a 7pm first serve.