Belmont, N.C. – North Greenville men’s volleyball fell to 6-9 in league play on Saturday after falling Belmont Abbey 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 25-27, 25-18).
Matthew McManaway had a match high 15-kills for North Greenville.
In the opening set, North Greenville broke a 4-4 tie with a 5-1 run to lead 9-5. Belmont Abbey trailed 9-7 when it ran off seven straight points on Maxwell's serve to open a 14-10 advantage. From there, North Greenville was only able to close to three at 20-17 before the hosts closed out out a 25-18 set victory.
The Abbey broke a 5-5 tie with three points in a row to lead 8-5. Later with a 12-9 lead, North Greenville tallied five of the next six points to lead 14-13. But Belmont Abbey rattled off five in a row for an 18-14 lead. North Greenville made a late rally, cutting the margin to 24-23, but a kill by Schaffer put Belmont Abbey up 2-0.
The third set features 10 ties and four lead changes. Belmont Abbey had led 5-2 in the early going, but the score was later even at 10. BAC led 14-11, but the score was later tied at 20, 21 and 22-all. North Greenville had two set points at 24-22, but Belmont Abbey gained match point at 25-24. However, NGU used two Belmont Abbey errors and a kill to post a 27-25 win.
The fourth set was all Abbey after a 2-0 North Greenville lead. Four straight points started an 11-2 run, then the lead was increased to 18-7. North Greenville tried to rally, but The Abbey retook control for the win.
The Crusaders will host Pfeiffer University on April fourth at 7pm in Hayes Gymnasium.