Bristol, Tenn. — The North Greenville volleyball team dropped its final road match of the regular season on Wednesday night as they dropped a four set decision to King College 3-1.
The Crusaders fell to 14-18 on the season and 4-12 in Conference Carolinas play. The Tornado jumped on NGU early on Wednesday night taking the first set of the match 25-12. NGU held close to King for the first few points, but four consecutive scores by the Tornado pushed King to a 10-4 lead. King outscored NGU 15-8 to wrap up the first set.
King took a one point lead in set two, but two Tornado attack errors and two NGU kills gave the Crusaders a 4-2 lead. From that point, the Crusaders never trailed. The Tornado kept it close but NGU never stumbled as Rebekah Mayes put the game away with a kill handing King a 25-21 set two loss.
King proved to be too strong for NGU on Wednesday however. In set three King pulled ahead of NGU and led by as many as 4. The Crusaders fought back and pulled to within 20-19 but King scored five of the next six points to take a 25-21 set win and two games to one lead. King wrapped the match up in the fourth set with a 25-14 victory.
Offensively, Rebekah Mayes (14 Kills) and Kaitlyn (11) Pierce registered double digit kills. Mayes tallied a double double with 10 digs to go along with her kills. Defensively Kaitlyn Harris scratched out 15 digs, pulling her to within eight digs of the North Greenville career record. Abigail Frame continued her solid season with 32 assists.
North Greenville will wrap up the regular season this weekend with Senior Night on Friday night against Erskine College and Alumni Day on Saturday. The Friday match between the Crusaders and Flying Fleet will be a BLACKOUT MATCH!