Tigerville, S.C.—Put it in the books! The North Greenville University Volleyball Team secured it’s first winning season in the program’s last 20 years Wednesday night in Hayes Gymnasium with a dominating 3-0 shutout of Johnson and Wales University.
The Crusaders record-breaking win came on Senior Night in which Coach Greg Mosely and his team honored two seniors in Lauren Hawkins and Melissa Ragsdale.
Wednesday night was also the final home game of 2010 for the Crusaders and the young team wasted little time securing the win. North Greenville jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead and did not look back beating the Wildcats 25-4 in the first set.
He Crusaders continued their hot hitting in the second set of the night once again jumping to a double-digit lead. NGU would go on to take the second set 25-6. North Greenville iced the win and secured a winning season with a 25-11 third set victory.
“This was a good way to send our seniors out in their last home match,” remarked Mosely after his teams mid-week victory. “Very appreciative of those ladies and their contribution to this team and their leadership this season. As for the match I feel like we were able to control the match and get some needed playing time for some of the girls tonight. “
Wednesday night’s win was also the 18th win of the season for the Lady Crusaders, which is a new school record for wins since becoming a four-year institution. “I feel like it is very significant,” said Mosely “its a good start to building a successful program at North Greenville.”
The win over Johnson and Wales puts North Greenville’s season record at 18-15 with one game remaining on the road at Milligan College on November 4th. The Lady Crusaders defined the term “home court advantage” this season with an 8-2 record in Hayes Gymnasium. NGU will open post season tournament play November 19th in the NCCAA regional tournament held at Southern Wesleyan University.