Harrogate, TN – North Greenville volleyball dropped a road match to Lincoln Memorial in five sets (25 – 20 / 15 – 25 / 18 – 25 / 29 – 27 / 8 – 15) on Tuesday night in Tennesee.
- Score: NGU – 2 / LMU – 3
- Records: North Greenville 9 – 10 / Lincoln Memorial 7 – 8
- Location: Harrogate, Tennessee (Lincoln Memorial University)
How it Happened
- North Greenville turned in its best effort of the night offensively in set one, pounding out 11-kills compared to just four errors.
- The Crusaders outhit the Railsplitters by more than 100-points. NGU led by as many as five points, a lead which was reached three times including late in the match when an LMU error made it 21 – 16.
- The Crusaders fought off a late comeback by the Railsplitters with kills from Aaron Campbell and Matthew McManaway to earn the opening game win.
- LMU put North Greenville in a 2 – 1 hole after the second and third sets. The Crusaders struggled offensively while the Railsplitters had their two best frames, hitting .391 and .417 with 27-kills and just eight errors.
- The Crusaders fought back to force a fifth set but had to do it by coming from behind.
- North Greenville faced game point on three consecutive serves while trailing 21 – 24. Grayson Lawrence pulled NGU closer with a kill while two LMU errors evened it at 24.
- North Greenville would come out on top after the two squads traded points. A service error by the Railsplitters would make it 28 – 27 before Matthew McManaway finished off the fourth set with an ace to force a fifth set.
- The Crusaders got down early on in the fifth set and were never able to recover. The Railsplitters took a 6 – 2 edge and eventually led by as many as six points.
- North Greenville fought back to cut the deficit to four on an LMU blocking error. Ben Hamsho made it 7 – 13 but the Crusaders fell flat as the Railsplitters scored two of the final three to put NGU away late.
Inside the North Greenville Box Score
- Matthew McManaway and Jackson Gilbert had 10-kills each to lead North Grenville. Gilbert also led all players with three service aces.
- Jake Boldog had 33-assists and six digs while Dustin King racked up a team-high nine digs.
Next Time Out
- The Crusaders host The University of Charleston on March 12th at 7 pm in Hayes Gymnasium.