Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville Lady Crusader volleyball team wrapped a three-game home stand on Saturday afternoon splitting a double header dropping the first match 3-2 to Coker before bouncing back to take a 4-1 over Clark Atlanta.
The Lady Crusaders and Cobra’s proved that their match would be a competitive closely fought bout after the first set was settled with Coker taking a 30-28 win. The Lady Crusaders bounced back in the second set and powered themselves to a 25-15 win to tie the game at one set a piece. Coker and the Lady Crusaders would once again battle back and forth in a close third set which saw the Cobra’s take a 26-24 set three win. The Lady Crusaders would take a decisive fourth set win with a 24-22 score. In the final set of the day, Coker and NGU found themselves tied at 13, but the Cobras rattled off two straight points to take a game winning fifth set.
In the first game, Rebekah Mayes led the Lady Crusaders with a game high 23 kills while tallying four serving aces. Kaitlyn Pierce registered 17 kills, six block assists and 10 digs, while senior Kaitlyn Harris tacked on 19 digs. Harris also added three serving aces while Lindsey Elswick added four.
The Lady Crusaders bounced back in the second game against Clark Atlanta. The Lady Crusaders opened the rematch against the Panthers with a 25-11 win. The Lady Crusaders would go on to win game two 25-17. Clark Atlanta would extend the match to a fourth set with a 25-18 win before NGU secured their 12th win of the season with a 25-14 win.
In set two, the Lady Crusaders were led by the usual suspects. Pierce powered the offense with 16 kills while Mayes added 12 kills. NGU also racked up 10 serving aces led by Kendra Meek who had five. Harris once again had a solid game anchoring the defense with 16 digs. Harris also added to the service ace total with three.
After the Satruday split, the Lady Crusaders moved to 12-13 on the season and 3-9 in Conference Carolinas’ play. North Greenville will now set off on a six-game road trip starting on October 19th against Lees McRae College.