Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville men’s volleyball fell to 7-10 in league play on Saturday after a 3-0 (26-24, 25-23, 25-21) loss to Lees-McRae.
The Crusaders were led by Matthew McManaway and Grayson Lawrence who knocked down 10-kills each. Alexander Schinzing and Ben Hamsho led the team with three assisted blocks while Jake Boldog had seven digs.
NGU trailed 24-22 late in the first set but got the help of two errors from Lees-McRae to even the score at 24. The Bobcats corrected course though and scored the next two points on kills from John Sobel and Wes Rogman to earn the early 1-0 set lead.
NGU took the early lead in the third set and led for most of the way but the Bobcats evened the score at 19-19 on an NGU attack error. The Crusaders later gained a 23-20 advantage as the Bobcats returned the favor with error on the offensive end of the court. Lees-McRae then snapped off five straight scores including two errors by NGU and service ace, extending the match total to 2-0.
North Greenville trailed for much of the third set, by as many as six points when the Bobcats took a 22-16 edge. North Greenville cut the deficit to three points late in the frame when Jake Boldog served up one of NGU’s ___ aces from the service line. Lees-McRae regrouped though, trading points with NGU to take the final set victory. Matthew McManaway’s 10th kill of the game made the score 24-21 but the Bobcats would get a kill on their next possession to earn the 3-0 win.
North Greenville will wrap up the 2017 season on April 11th against King University at 7pm. The game will be played in Bristol, Tennessee.