North Greenville Falls to Belmont Abbey in Five Sets

February 21, 20181st2nd3rd4th5thFinal
North Greenville25191625112
Belmont Abbey20252522153
NGUTeam StatsBAC
.211Hitting Pct..383
48Kills61
22Errors15
123Total Attacks120
43Assists56
8Aces5
38Digs44
6.5Blocks6.0
NGULeadersBAC
Aaron Campbell - 13
KillsLiam Maxwell - 24
Jake Boldog - 39
AssistsBrennan Davis - 43
Aaron Campbell - 3
AcesBrian Long - 2
Liam Maxwell - 2
Dustin King - 11
DigsGavin Schaffer - 9
Jackson Gilbert - 5
BlocksWilliam Morris - 4
North Greenville Falls to Belmont Abbey in Five Sets
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
North Greenville Falls to Belmont Abbey in Five Sets

BELMONT, N.C. - North Greenville was able to force a fifth set, but fell just short, dropping to Belmont Abbey in five sets (25-20, 19-25, 16-25, 25-22, 11-15).

THE BASICS

  • Score: North Greenville – 2 / Belmont Abbey - 3
  • Records: NGU 7-9; 3-5 CC / BAC 5-8; 4-4
  • Location: Belmont, North Carolina (Wheeler Center)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Frist Set

Two blocks in a row by Matthew McManaway and Jackson Gilbert gave NGU a 5-4 lead. North Greenville would later go on a 3-0 run to take a 15-12 lead. A block by Jackson Gilbert and Ben Hamsho and a kill by Aaron Campbell would give NGU the final points of the set, taking a 25-20 victory.

Second Set

The first half of the set saw seven tied scores before Belmont Abbey would go on a 5-1 run to take a 16-12 lead. Block by Gavin Schaffer and William Morris and a service error for Brennan Davis gave BAC a 25-19 set win. Tying the match up at one set apiece. 

Third Set

North Greenville would jump out to an early 5-2 lead, but then Belmont Abbey would manager to go on 5-0 run to take a 7-6 lead. BAC would later go on a 4-0 run to increase their lead to 12-9. Belmont Abbey ended the set on a six-point run, taking a 25-16 set win.

Fourth Set

With the help of tough serving by Aaron Campell and Jackson Gilbert, NGU once again jumped out to an early 11-6 lead. A 3-0 run by NGU would increase their lead to 15-8. Belmont Abbey was forced to call a timeout as a kill by Aaron Campbell gave North Greenville a 19-12 lead. BAC went on a 5-2 run to cut NGU lead down to 22-20. An attacking error by Gavin Schaffer gave NGU a 25-22 victory, forcing a crucial fifth set. 

Fifth Set

Belmont Abbey took a 6-4 lead to start the final set of the night. A kill by Jackson Gilbert cut into BAC's lead, 10-12, but a service error by Gilbert would end the match for NGU as Belmont Abbey took a 15-11 win and the match win.

INSIDE THE NGU BOX SCORE

  • Kills: Campbell (13), Gilbert (10), Hamsho (9), McManaway (9)
  • Assists: Boldog (39)
  • Digs: King (11), Boldog (8), Gilbert (7)
  • Blocks: Gilbert (5), Hamsho (3), McManaway (3)

INSIDE THE BAC BOX SCORE

  • Kills: Maxwell (24), Pliapol (12)
  • Assists: Davis (43)
  • Digs: Schaffer (9)
  • Blocks: Morris (4)

NEXT TIME OUT

  • North Greenville has a week-long break as their next match isn't till next Wednesday, February 28th. The Crusaders welcome the Flying Fleet of Erskine College in Hayes Gymnasium at 7:00 PM.