Winston-Salem, N.C.—The North Greenville volleyball team evened its record at 7-7 on Tuesday night with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-15) decision over the Winston-Salem State Rams in a tune up match for this weekend’s weekend double-header.
The Crusaders never trailed in set one. NGU led the match 17-10 before the Rams stormed back to pull to within one (19-18). The Crusaders never panicked and rattled off 6-2 run. The Crusaders used a Megan Steading service ace, and two Ram errors to seal the set one win.
Winston-Salem showed some resiliency in the second set and jumped out to an early lead, but the Crusaders stayed focused and gained an early 10-6 advantage. Rebekah Mayes led the attack at the net for NGU in the second set scoring 3 of Crusaders first 10 points. Mayes finished the day with 13 Kills to lead the team. Mayes also added two serving aces to her game resume’. The Crusaders biggest lead of 10 came at the end of set two when Elizabeth James closed the deal with NGU’s 2nd ace of the game.
The third set of the game was much of the same as NGU dominated for much of the contest. NGU ensured its self its seventh win of the season by putting together a 7-3 run to close the match. Leading the Crusaders was senior setter Abigail Frame who posted 34 assists and 2 service aces. Samantha Del Toro had 10 kills and four block assists while Megan Steading led the team with 8 defensive digs. Steading also had two services aces.
Tuesday night’s game wrapped up a 10 game road trip, which also included multiple matches at USC Aiken and at Lees-McRae. The Crusaders will return for the first time since September 1st to take on Queens University of Charlotte on Friday night. NGU will follow up its match with the Royals with a Saturday afternoon match with Pfeiffer. Two wins this weekend would put NGU’s conference record at 3-1.