Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville Volleyball team fell short of sweeping Newberry College tonight, dropping a five set match 3-2 to the wolves.
The Crusaders and Wolves traded wins in a highly contested bout between two local rivals. The Lady Crusaders had previously defeated Newberry 3-2 in an early season tournament at Anderson University.
North Greenville looked poised to take the season set from NC after a fist set 25-19. The Lady Wolves clawed back in set two with a 25-22 win. The two squads traded wins again in the third and fourth sets with NGU powering out a 25-19 win in set three. Newberry tied the match with a 25-22 set four win.
In the fifth set the two teams traded points again until Newberry pulled passed the Lady Crusaders with a 15-12 win.
“I’m very proud of our team and how we overcame our own errors. We played with the heart of a champion and did not quit,” remarked head coach Greg Mosely after Wednesday nights game.
Anjelica Wilcox led the Crusaders offensively with 20 kills and Rebekah Mayes had 19. Mayes also had a strong defensive night with 11 digs. Jenna McKinley also tallied 11 digs while Abigail Frame led the team with 19. Frame also led the team with 53 assists.
“We didn’t give the game away tonight we got beat. I don’t like to lose but I don’t feel like we lost. We played well against a strong volleyball team. Congratulations to Newberry on a well played game. They made us work for it. It was an all around great match to watch and I really appreciate our fans coming out and supporting us. Hopefully we can keep playing at this high level. “
The Lady Crusaders are now 16-13 on the year as they travel to Columbia for a tri-match against Columbia College and Brevard on Saturday. The team will return home for it’s final home game on October 27th with a game against Johnson and Wales University.