CRUSADERS COMPLETE WEEKEND TRIFECTA WITH WINS OVER SAINTS AND RAMS
Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville volleyball team wrapped up the 2012 regular season in style on Saturday defeating Limestone College 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-18) and Winston Salem State 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-17)
The win over Limestone secured the Crusaders a second seed in the Conference Carolinas tournament starting next Saturday. The Crusaders were led by Junior Rebekah Mayes who had 15 kills paired with 10 digs on defense for her second double-double of the weekend. Mayes ended the weekend with three double-doubles after racking up 12 kills and 12 digs against Winston Salem State in game two.
Samantha Del Toro was NGU’s second highest scorer with 7 kills. For the game, the Crusaders hit at a .279 clip capitalizing on 35-86 attempts. The Crusaders also received help from the service line connecting on eight serving aces. Megan Steading led the service charge with three one timers while Mayes had two of her own. Defensively against Limestone the Crusaders had three players with double digit digs, including Mayes. Taylor Dupes and Abigail Frame both had 10 digs for NGU while Lauren Seeley led the charge at the net with 3 solo blocks.
The Crusaders continued rolling in game two as they went for the weekend trifecta. NGU’s offense was slightly better in game two with a .282 hitting percentage after connecting on 31 of 85 attempts with only seven errors. The Crusader defense was the story in game two collecting five solo blocks and eight assists against Winston Salem. Samantha Del Toro led NGU at the net with two solo blocks while Gabby Sehres had three helpers and a solo block. Taylor Dupes and Abigail Frame were once again solid for NGU tallying 9 digs for Frame and 8 for Dupes.
North Greenville took advantage of 13 Winston Salem Attack errors and four service errors. While the Rams struggled at the service line the Crusader excelled for a second straight game with 7 aces. Savanna Smith and Rebekah Mayes led NGU with 2 a piece while Codianne Amis, Megan Steading, and Kendra Meek collected one each.
The three wins over the weekend earned the Crusaders an 18-15 record overall, and 9-7 record in Conference Carolinas play. The Crusaders will have a week to gather themselves before they take on Coker out of the Eastern Divison. The Cobras are the third seed and lost the only previous meeting between the two schools 3-1 in Hartsville less than a month ago. The Crusaders are charging into the post season having won four of their last five games.