Tigerville, SC - North Greenville set a program record for wins in a season with 14 by winning 3-0 over the Royals of Queens University. The Crusaders were consistent throughout the match, winning the sets 25-18, 25-17, and 25-19. Jackson Gilbert once again led the way with 11 kills and 22 total attacks. Aaron Campbell tied the program record with 5 service aces.
Set 1 (25-18 NGU)
The two teams traded points early on until North Greenville took five points in a row to lead 7-3. After going back to trading points, NGU pulled away further with four consecutive points. From there, Queens would hang in there but wouldn't be able to cut into the Crusader lead. A kill by Sergio Carillo put the set to rest with North Greenville taking it.
Set 2 (25-17 NGU)
Set two began on a very even note with neither team able to lead by more than one throughout the majority of the set. However, NGU would finally break through with a commanding 11-2 run to end the set. Aaron Campbell provided the final kill.
Set 3 (25-19 NGU)
North Greenville took charge early on to take a quick 6-2 lead. After the two teams traded points for a bit, Queens fought back with three points in a row to trail 10-9. A few points later, the Crusaders went on a 5-0 run to open the lead back up to six points. The Royals fought to get back into the set, but North Greenville would close the door late with a 4-1 run. Aaron Campbell and Brandon Baker ended the set and the match with a block.
Jackson Gilbert led with 11 kills and 22 total attacks. He also posted 4 digs and a solo block.
Aaron Campbell tied a program record with 5 service aces. His other stats were 6 kills, 17 total attacks, 7 digs, 2 block assists, and a solo block.
Sergio Carrillo provided 32 assists, 7 digs, and 2 kills.
NGU will return to conference play on Tuesday, March 19th against the Emmanuel College Lions in Tigerville.