Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville men’s volleyball snapped a five game skid on Tuesday with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-7, 25-14) shutout of Pfeiffer University.
The Crusaders were balanced across the board on offense with four players with at least six kills. Ben Hamsho led the charge with eight while Kyle Brandt and Matthew McManaway had seven each. Jake Boldog ha six spikes. Alexander Schinzing finished with 28-assists while Boldog finished with five digs to lead the team.
Both teams started out slow on offense in the first set but NGU was able to gain an upper hand taking a 19-13 lead with a kill from Schinzing. The Falcons cut the lead to two points late in the first frame when an NGU attack error made the score 23-21. The Crusaders got a kill from Grayson Lawrence and another from McManaway to finish off Pfeiffer to take a 1-0 lead.
The Falcons would take an early lead in the second set but North Greenville put together its best offensive showing of the night while Pfeiffer had one of its toughest frames of the night. North Greenville was assisted by eight attack errors by the Falcons while pounding out seven kills and one error.
The Crusaders put together another solid frame in the third to take the Conference Carolinas victory. NGU jumped out to an eight point advantage with a kill from Jake Boldog that made the score 17-9. The Crusaders would go on to lead by as many as 10 before a final error by the Falcons earned the Crusaders the 11-point win.
North Greenville improved to 8-16 overall and 7-10 in league play. The Crusaders will host Lees-McRae on Saturday afternoon at 2pm.