North Greenville shutout by King

March 27, 20181st2nd3rdFinal
King University2525253
North Greenville1820170
KINGTeam StatsNGU
.324Hitting Pct..013
37Kills23
13Errors22
74Total Attacks76
36Assists21
5Aces4
28Digs23
10.0Blocks7.0
KINGLeadersNGU
Jeff Sprayberry - 13
KillsMatthew McManaway - 8
Nick Drooker - 34
AssistsJake Boldog - 19
Nick Drooker - 2
Dalton Johnson - 2
AcesJackson Gilbert - 4
Leo de Quadros - 9
DigsDustin King - 10
Dalton Johnson - 4
BlocksJackson Gilbert - 3
Ben Hamsho - 3
Matthew McManaway - 3
North Greenville shutout by King
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
North Greenville shutout by King

Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville fell in straight sets (18 – 25 / 20 – 25 / 17 – 25) to league-leading King University on Tuesday night in Tigerville.

The Basics

  • Score: Crusaders – 0 / Tornado – 3
  • Records: North Greenville 11 – 14 (5 – 8) / King 16 – 5 (12 – 1)
  • Location: Hayes Gymnasium (Tigerville, South Carolina)

How it Happened

  • The Crusaders fell behind 2 – 0 after struggling offensively in the first two frames, much ado to a stubborn front line for King.
  • The Tornado finished with seven blocks in the opening two sets and hit .367 in the second frame while North Greenville hit it at a .259 clip.
  • North Greenville struggled at the service line, giving the Tornado 14 free points on service errors.
  • The Tornado jumped out to a big lead in the third frame as the Crusaders fell behind 18 – 12 after an attack error.
  • The Crusaders clawed their way back to within four points though, scoring three of the next four including a pair of kills from Matthew McManaway which cut the lead to 19 – 15.
  • King scored the next four points though to put North Greenville in 24 – 15 hole. Jackson Gilbert would tack on a pair of service aces but the Tornado wrapped up the win on the next serve with a kill from Jeff Sprayberry.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • The Crusaders hit just .013 as a team. Matthew McManaway led the team with eight kills.
  • Jackson Gilbert provided an offensive boost with five service aces while Jake Boldog had 19 assists.
  • Dustin King led NGU’s defense with 10 – digs to go along with three assisted blocks from Gilbert.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders take on Lees-McRae College at 7 pm on April 4th in Banner Elk, North Carolina.