Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville earned a 3 – 0 (29 – 27 / 25 – 16 / 25 – 21) win over Coker College on Saturday afternoon in Hayes Gymnasium.
- Score: NGU – 3 / Coker – 0
- Records: North Greenville 9 – 9 / Coker College 6 – 7
- Location: Tigerville, South Carolina (Hayes Gymnasium)
How it Happened
- The Crusaders staved off an early set loss in the first, surviving a set of match point opportunities for the Cobras.
- The Crusaders evened it up at 26 on a kill from Ben Hamsho and got some help on the next point with an error from the Cobras that made it 27 – 26 in favor of NGU.
- Coker tied it up at 27 on the next point but North Greenville responded with a kill from Matthew McManaway to make it 28 – 27 and used another Coker miscue to earn the two-point win.
- NGU stormed out to a 13 – 6 lead in the second frame and never looked back. Brandon Baker would make it 23 – 14 later in the frame while a Boldog ace moved NGU to set point.
- The Cobras finished off the second set for North Greenville after a service error following a pair of back-to-back scores to pull to within nine.
- North Greenville held another lead in the third set down the backstretch of the frame. The Crusaders led 22 – 19 before a service error pulled the Cobras to within two.
- A kill by Grayson Lawrence would pull North Greenville closer to sweep, making the score 23 – 21.
- The Cobras would tack on one more point on a kill but the Crusaders were able to put the game away when McManaway put down a kill following a Cobras error that made it game point for North Greenville.
Inside the North Greenville Box Score
- Ben Hamsho led North Greenville with 12-kills on the night on 12 attempts. He hit a perfect 1.000 for the match and also had four block assists on defense.
- Matthew McManaway had 11-kills for North Greenville and a pair of digs.
- Jake Boldog dished out 39-assists and a pair of services aces to go along with seven digs and a couple of assisted blocks.
Inside the Coker Box Score
- The Cobras were led by Joao Victor Santos who had 14-kills to lead all players.
- Aleksa Bijelic dished out 29-assists while Stephen Porras led the Cobras with eight digs.
Next Time Out
- The Crusaders travel to Harrogate, Tennessee to take on Lincoln Memorial University at 7 pm on March 6th.