DEL TORO'S 13 KILLS LEAD THE CRUSADERS PAST CONVERSE IN FINAL ROAD GAME
Saturday, October 27, 2012
DEL TORO'S 13 KILLS LEAD THE CRUSADERS PAST CONVERSE IN FINAL ROAD GAME
Spartanburg, S.C.—Samantha Del Toro led all scorers with 13 kills and tacked on 3 service aces and Abigail Frame led all players with 11 kills and 33 assists for a double-double as the North Greenville volleyball team wrapped up its road schedule with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-15) win over Converse College. 

The Crusaders trailed 2-1 early in the first set after consecutive attack errors but NGU rebounded quickly. Back to back kills from Del Toro and Yomi Adeyeye gave the Crusaders a 6-3 lead. The Crusaders closed out the first set of the afternoon with a 5-2 run. Del Toro, Gabby Sehers, and Megan Evans added kills in the final 5 points to seal the set one victory. 

In set two, the Crusaders enjoyed a comfortable 15-9 lead, but a resurgent Converse team eventually cut the Cruader lead to 23-20 later in the match. Converse then cut the lead to two after an NGU attack error awarded the Valkyries another point to make the score 22-24. The set would end on the ensuing serve however as Converse’s Michaela Evans served the ball into the net. 

With a  comfortable 2-0 set score in their back pocket the Crusaders jumped out into a quick lead in the decisive third set taking a 2-0 lead on a Coverse attack error and a service ace from Rebekah Mayes. NGU would extend its lead to 10-5 early in the match with the aid of 4 Converse attack errors. The Valkyries would battle back to within 13-10 of NGU but a resilient NGU squad would snap off three straight scores to regain a comfortable 16-10 advantage. The Crusaders would close the set on a 9-5 run led by Kendra Meek with two kills. 
The Crusaders improved to 15-15 on the season and 7-7 in Conference Carolinas play. The Crusaders are one win away from securing a post season spot in the conference tournament. NGU will get its first chance on November 2nd at 7pm when the Crusaders host Limestone College in Hayes Gymnasium.