High Hitting Percentage Leads Crusaders to Victory

0, 1st2nd3rdFinal
North Greenville2525253
Bluefield College181580
0.443Hitting Pct.-0.056
61Total Attacks72
Jackson Gilbert - 13
KillsAlberto Chiaparini - 9
Jake Boldog - 23
AssistsChaz Franqui - 15
Dustin King - 1
Jarvis Benito - 1
Jake Boldog - 1
AcesLucas Ledur - 1
Jake Boldog - 4
Jackson Gilbert - 4
Grayson Lawrence - 4
DigsLucas Ledur - 5
Matthew McManaway - 6
High Hitting Percentage Leads Crusaders to Victory
Friday, January 19, 2018
By Jessica Velasquez
High Hitting Percentage Leads Crusaders to Victory

BLUEFIELD, VA- An impressive .443 hitting percentage helped the Crusaders defeat the Bluefield Rams in straight sets on Friday night (25-18, 25-15, 25-8).

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 3 / Bluefield - 0
  • Records: NGU 2-3 / BC 1-1
  • Location: Bluefield, VA (Dome Gymnasium)

How it Happened

  • Lead by a pair of blocks and a kill by Jackson Gilbert, the Crusaders took an early 5-1 lead to start off the match. The Rams were never able to string together more than three points, allowing the Crusaders to keep a five or more point lead for the whole set. A kill by Matthew McManaway, assisted by Jake Boldog, gave NGU a 25-18 opening set win. The Crusaders hit a game-high .476 and 13 kills in the first set.
  • Two kills by Matthew McManaway and a block by Jake Boldog helped NGU to take an eight-point lead, 11-3 in set two. A kill by Aaron Campbell stopped the Rams only three-point run of the set bringing the score to 17-9. McManaway finished the set for the Crusaders with three final kills.
  • The Crusaders dominated the final set of the night, not allowing the Rams to reach double-digit scoring. NGU was able to string together two five-point runs and one six-point run to win the set 25-8. 

Inside the NGU Box Score

  • Jackson Gilbert led all players with 13 kills hitting .476 for the match.
  • Matthew McManaway hit an impressive .538 with 8 kills from just 13 attempts, along with 6 block assists.
  • Jake Boldog dished out 23 assists.

Inside the Bluefield Box Score

  • Alberto Chiaparini finished with 9 kills.
  • Chaz Franqui led the Rams with 15 assists.
  • Bluefield hit -o.056 for the night and had zero blocks.

Next Time Out

  • North Greenville has a quick turn around as they stay on the road and head to Charleston (WV) tomorrow for a 2:00 pm start time.