North Greenville Extends Win Streak to Three

January 27, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Lees-McRae251923181
North Greenville232525253
LMCTeam StatsNGU
.185Hitting Pct..278
46Kills39
26Errors12
108Total Attacks97
42Assists38
3Aces10
41Digs32
3.0Blocks13.0
LMCLeadersNGU
Wes Rogman - 17
KillsGrayson Lawrence - 12
Joseph Valadez - 38
AssistsJake Boldog - 36
Chris Woolslayer - 3
AcesMatthew McManaway - 3
Joseph Valadez - 10
DigsGrayson Lawrence - 7
Dustin King - 7
Joseph Valadez - 3
BlocksBen Hamsho - 6
North Greenville Extends Win Streak to Three
Saturday, January 27, 2018
By Jessica Velasquez
North Greenville Extends Win Streak to Three

TIGERVILLE, S.C. - North Greenville extended their win streak to three games defeating Lees-McRae in four-set while staying undefeated in conference play (23-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-18). 

THE BASICS

  • Score: NGU – 3 / Lees-McRae – 1
  • Records: NGU 5-4, 2-0 CC / LMC 1-5, 0-2 CC
  • Location: Tigerville, SC (Hayes Gymnasium)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Frist Set

Lees-McRae started the match off with a 5-0 run from tough serving by Chris Woolslayer. North Greenville was able to fight back and tie it at 10 with a solo block by Ben Hamsho. After being down 13-15, the Crusaders tied it up at 15 with a kill by Jackson Gilbert. Once again NGU found themselves down but were able to tie it at 23 with a kill by Hamsho, but this time LMC will get the final two points of the set, earning a 25-23 victory.

Second Set

With a hitting percentage of .550, the Crusader took a 25-19 set win to tie the match up at one set apiece. A kill by Gilbert gave NGU an early 14-9 lead causing LMC to call their first time out of the set. The Crusaders would take a 21-16 lead with a service ace by Hamsho. A service error by Woolslayer would end the set for the Bobcats, giving the Crusaders win.

Third Set

Set three saw ten tied scores and just 2 lead changes as North Greenville took a 25-23 set win. Grayson Lawrence led the Crusaders with four kills hitting .400 for the set. A kill by Lawrence ended a 3-0 run for the Bobcats bringing the Crusaders to within one 8-9. NGU will go on a 5-1 run to end the set with a kill by Aaron Campbell.

Fourth Set

Tough serving by Matthew McManaway came big for the Crusaders as two service aces in a row gave me an early 12-8 lead. Two kills by Robert Bowling would bring the Bobcats two within 2, but another run by the Crusaders gave them an 18-12 lead. A kill by McManaway increased NGU's lead to 20-13. A service error by Ethan Garnder gave NGU the 25-18 set win.

 

INSIDE THE NGU BOX SCORE

  • Kills: Lawrence (12), Gilbert (11), Hamsho (9)
  • Assists: Boldog (36)
  • Digs: King (7), Lawrence (7), Boldog (6)
  • Blocks: Hamsho (6), Lawrence (3), McManaway (3)

INSIDE THE LMC BOX SCORE

  • Kills: Rogman (17), Bowling (9) 
  • Assists: Valadez (38)
  • Digs: Valadez (10), Rogman (7)
  • Blocks: Valadez (3)

NEXT TIME OUT

  • The Crusaders continue their four-game homestand hosting reigning Conference Carolinas Champions Barton College at 7 PM in Hayes Gymnasium.