Crusaders downed by Lees-McRae

April 04, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
North Greenville252524231
Lees-McRae272126253
NGUTeam StatsLMC
.209Hitting Pct..207
57Kills44
28Errors21
139Total Attacks111
54Assists42
3Aces3
40Digs44
9.0Blocks6.0
NGULeadersLMC
Jackson Gilbert - 19
KillsEthan Gardner - 12
Jake Boldog - 52
AssistsJoseph Valadez - 40
Jake Boldog - 1
Matthew McManaway - 1
Luis Kannee - 1
AcesRobert Bowling - 2
Dustin King - 13
DigsMichael Wahl - 14
Matthew McManaway - 5
BlocksEthan Gardner - 3
Robert Bowling - 3
Crusaders downed by Lees-McRae
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Crusaders downed by Lees-McRae

Banner Elk – North Greenville men’s volleyball inched closer to the end of the regular season on Wednesday night, falling to Lees-McRae College in four sets (25 – 27 / 25 – 21 / 24 – 26 / 23 – 25).

The Basics

  • Score: Crusaders – 1 / Bobcats – 3
  • Records: North Greenville 11 – 15 (5 – 9) / Lees-McRae 3 – 19 (1 – 12)
  • Location: Lees-McRae College (Banner Elk, North Carolina)

How it Happened 

  • The Crusaders had their best set of the night in the first when they hit .323 as a team with 15 – kills.
  • North Greenville trailed late but a kill by Kyle Brandt and a Lees-McRae error evened it at 25 – 25.
  • The Crusaders took a brief 25 – 24 lead on the next serve when Ben Hamsho put down one of his 10 – kills but the Bobcats scored the next three to earn the extra points win.
  • NGU trailed early on in the second frame but jumped out to a sizeable lead later on. Kyle Brandt gave NGU a 6 – 5 lead with a kill, the first of the set for the Crusaders.
  • Later in the set, Ben Hamsho made it 18 – 12 with a kill. The Bobcats inched closer and made it 22 – 20 later but the Crusaders scored two straight including a kill from Matthew McManaway. A Lees-McRae service error would help NGU earn the win and make it 1 – 1.
  • The Crusaders would hold the lead late in set three when another kill from Brandt made it 24 – 23.
  • The Bobcats got some help from North Greenville after taking the lead though, as consecutive errors gave them a 25 – 24 edge. A third consecutive error would earn the Bobcats the win and a 2 – 1 set lead.
  • In the end, errors would doom North Greenville as the Bobcats earned the win in set four.
  • North Greenville finished the night with 20 errors from the service line and 28 attack errors.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Jackson Gilbert led all players with 19 – kills and five blocks.
  • Kyle Brandt finished the game with 13 kills and seven digs on defense while Hamsho finished with 10 kills.
  • Dustin King led NGU’s defense with 13 digs.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders welcome Limestone College to Tigerville on Saturday night at 7 pm for Senior Night.