Central, S.C.—The North Greenville Volleyball team split a pair of matches today at Southern Wesleyan dropping the first game to the Warriors of Southern Wesleyan 3-0 but bounced back to win it’s second game of the day with a 3-0 match over Johnson and Wales out of Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Lady Crusaders played Southern Wesleyan Close in all three sets but were unable to come away with a win. The Warriors defeated the Crusaders 25-22, 25-16, and 25-23. Rebekah Mayes led NGU with 12 kills in the match. Anjelica Wilcox and Abigail Frame were tied with 11 digs a piece to lead the team.
“We were competitive in each set,” remarked Greg Mosely after the loss to SWU. “We had the lead in two of the three but we couldn’t close again. SWU is a very disciplined team fundamentally and they can attack the ball at all spots on the net. They just proved to be too much for us offensively. “
The Lady Crusaders bounced back in a big way in their second game of the day. After the hard fought loss to Southern Wesleyan North Greenville posted it’s 11th win of the season with a win over Johnson and Wales. The Crusaders defeated the Wildcats with scores of 25-6, 25-9, and 25-14. Rebekah Mayes once again led the team in kills with 14 while Anjelica Wilcox posted 14 digs. Abigail Frame and Jenna McKinley led the team with five service aces a piece.
“I felt like we maintained a high level of play,” said Mosely. “We were clearly a favorite against them and its easy to slide off and play at a low level but we played well. It was good to get our younger players more experience. I am pleased with where we are at the halfway point of the season.”
After today’s matches, the Crusader find themselves at 11-10 on the season. The 11 win’s match last year’s total number of victories with still a half of a season yet to play. North Greenville will take the court again at home on October 9th with matches against Johnson C. Smith an Clafflin Universities.