McManaway leads Crusaders to Win over Lions

February 16, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Emmanuel251327241
North Greenville212529263
EMMANUELTeam StatsNGU
.135Hitting Pct..162
34Kills48
21Errors29
96Total Attacks117
32Assists43
2Aces12
36Digs33
13.5Blocks8.0
EMMANUELLeadersNGU
Aleksa Lakic - 7
Demitrius Maloney - 7
KillsMatthew McManaway - 15
Demitrius Maloney - 23
AssistsJake Boldog - 38
Ackeem West - 2
AcesJake Boldog - 5
Caleb Bonaventure - 10
DigsDustin King - 11
Aleksa Lakic - 6
Ackeem West - 6
BlocksJackson Gilbert - 4
Ben Hamsho - 4
McManaway leads Crusaders to Win over Lions
Friday, February 16, 2018
By Jessica Velasquez
McManaway leads Crusaders to Win over Lions

TIGERVILLE, S.C. - Senior Matthew McManaway led all players with 15 kills as North Greenville tamed the Emmanuel College Lions in four-sets (21-25, 25-13, 29-27, 26-24).

THE BASICS

  • Score: North Greenville – 3 / Emmanuel - 1
  • Records: NGU 6-8, 3-4 CC / EC - 3-8, 2-4 CC
  • Location: Tigerville, S.C. (Hayes Gymnasium)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Frist Set

Set one saw nine tied scores and 5 lead changes as Emmanuel took a 25-21 set win. The Lions took an early 7-5 lead, but the Crusaders fought back to tie it up at 10-10. Emmanuel then went on a 3-0 run to take a 15-13 lead that the Crusaders were never able to recover. A kill by Don Thompson gave the Lions the set victory. Emmanuel hit an impressive .562 for the set with only one team hitting error.

Second Set

North Greenville didn't let a first set loss hold them back and they came storming back in the second set to get a 25-13 win. The Crusaders jumped to an early 7-3 lead. Later on in the set, they would go on a 5-0 run to take a 20-10 lead. A ball handling error by Manuel Melenciano ended the set the for Lions, as the Crusaders tied it up at one set apiece.

Third Set

Set three saw 19 tied scores and 10 lead changes. NGU went on a 5-0 run to take a 10-9 lead before EC would go on their own 4-0 run to regain the lead, 12-10. Next, the Crusaders went on a 3-0 run to take a 17-15 lead, but once again the Lions would go on a 3-0 run to take a 19-18 lead. North Greenville would end the set getting the final two points and a 29-27 victory.

Fourth Set

Tough serving by Jake Boldog gave North Greenville an early 4-0 lead. Emmanuel went on a 9-3 run to take an 11-9 lead, but the Crusaders fought back to tie it up at 22 with a block by Jackson Gilbert. NGU would once again close out the set winning the last two points of the match and taking a 26-24 set win and a 3-1 match win.

INSIDE THE NGU BOX SCORE

  • Kills: McManaway (15), Gilbert (12)
  • Assists: Boldog (38)
  • Digs: King (11)
  • Aces: Boldog (5)

INSIDE THE EC BOX SCORE

  • Kills: Lakic (7), Maloney (7)
  • Assists: Maloney (23)
  • Digs: Bonaventure (10)
  • Blocks: West (6), Lakic (6)

NEXT TIME OUT

  • North Greenville has a quick turnaround as they host Lincoln Memorial tomorrow at 5:00 PM in Hayes Gymnasium.