Senior night excitement as NGU beats Saints in five set thriller

April 07, 20181st2nd3rd4th5thFinal
Limestone26221525112
North Greenville24252517153
LCTeam StatsNGU
.186Hitting Pct..365
45Kills62
23Errors20
118Total Attacks115
42Assists55
7Aces1
29Digs40
9.0Blocks8.0
LCLeadersNGU
Anthony Savage - 17
KillsJackson Gilbert - 15
Logan Riley - 39
AssistsJake Boldog - 48
F. Salinger Cenzual - 4
AcesJake Boldog - 1
Anthony Savage - 8
DigsDustin King - 13
James Loftus - 4
Jarrett Malone - 4
BlocksKyle Brandt - 4
Senior night excitement as NGU beats Saints in five set thriller
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Senior night excitement as NGU beats Saints in five set thriller

Tigerville – Men’s volleyball celebrated its seniors on Saturday night with a thrilling five-set victory over Limestone College.

The Basics

  • Score: Crusaders – 3 / Saints – 2 (24 – 26 / 25 – 22 / 25 – 15 / 17 – 25 / 15 – 11)
  • Records: North Greenville 12 – 15 (6 – 9) / Limestone 8 – 19 (5 – 11)
  • Location: North Greenville University (Hayes Gymnasium)

How it Happened

  • The Saints took set one despite North Greenville hitting almost .200 percentage points better than the saints.
  • The Crusaders responded by taking the next two sets from Limestone to go up 2 – 1 in the set count.
  • NGU never trailed in the second frame and led by as many as five when Matthew McManaway put away a kill to make it 16 – 11.
  • The Crusaders went up 24 – 20 with a kill from Jackson Gilbert before another McManaway spike earned NGU the win.
  • NGU jumped out to its biggest lead of the night with an eight-point edge at 21 – 13. The Saints added a pair of scores but McManaway tacked on a kill followed by a Limestone service error to put it away.
  • The Saints forced a fifth set, using NGU’s worst offensive performance of the night to earn a fourth set victory. The Crusaders hit .684 in the third but stumbled in the fourth hitting just .160 while the Saints had their best of the night at .444.
  • Limestone carried over the momentum into the opening points of the fifth taking a quick 4 – 2 lead. NGU evened it at four with the next two points before an error made it 5 – 4 in favor of the Saints.
  • The Saints clinched the lead tightly until North Greenville gained control. The Crusaders capitalized on four consecutive opportunities with a pair of kills from Jackson Gilbert as well as a spike from Ben Hamsho and McManaway to take a 9 – 8 lead.
  • The Crusaders would take a 13 – 10 lead late in the final set but the Saints tacked on one more point to inch closer at 13 – 11.
  • The momentum would be short-lived though after a Kyle Brandt kill made it 14 – 11. The game ended on a Hamsho kill that put North Greenville over the top.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Jackson Gilbert led the Crusaders with 15 – kills and a pair of assisted blocks.
  • Matthew McManaway had 14 – kills but led all players in hitting percentage, swinging at a .522 clip. He also had three assisted blocks on defense.
  • Aaron Campbell finished with 12 – kills while Brandt added 11. Jake Boldog dished out 48 – assists.
  • Defensively, Dusting King had 13 – digs to lead all players.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders wrap up the regular season with a 7 pm home game against Belmont Abbey College on April 11th.