MAYES AND PIERCE LEAD CRUSADERS TO THIRD WIN OF THE 2011 SEASON
Friday, September 9, 2011

Columbia, S.C.—The North Greenvill University volleyball team earned its third win of the season on Thursday evening after the Crusaders picked up a four games to one win over the Tigers of Benedict College.

The Crusaders tallied the win over the Tigers with set scores of 25-18, 25-16, and 25-20. The lone win for Benedict came in the second set with a 25-20 win.

After a four-day hiatus, the Crusaders returned to the court looking to even their season record up at 3-3. Their mission, started with a set one win in which the Crusaders tallied 11 kills on 29 attempts, leading to the 25-18 set one victory.

After falling behind early, Benedict evened the score in game two as the tigers picked up a five point 25-20 win over the Crusaders. NGU tallied nine kills in game two, but the Tigers powered their way to the set two win with thirteen kills.

Greg Mosely’s squad rebounded quickly in game three regaining the lead with a dominant 25-16 win. The Crusaders put the game away in the fourth set with a 25-20 win. In the final two sets, North Greenville registered 27 kills on 80 attempts. Rebekah Mayes led the offensive attack for the Crusaders with 16 kills. Kaitlyn Pierce was second on the team with 14 kills.

Mayes also led the team with team defensively with 13 digs, Kaitlyn Harris added 12 digs to the statistics sheet. Also helping NGU’s cause was Abigail Frame, who continued her solid play as setter with 44 assists. The win over the Tigers improves the Crusaders to 3-3 on the season as they prepare for a weekend tournament at Mount Olive College starting on Friday Evening. NGU will open the Mount Olive Invitational with a 6pm match with Limestone College. This weekend’s tournament will be the Crusaders first taste of Conference Carolina’s play in 2011.