Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville wrapped up an undefeated week on Saturday with a 3-0 win over the Tigers of Benedict College.
The Crusaders cruised to an early 25-18 win in set one, taking a 1-0 lead, but the Tigers of Benedict quickly regained composure. BC took a quick 7-0 lead in the first set, using some shaky NGU play to gain the advantage. The Crusaders quickly worked themselves back into the fold however and pulled to within three (10-7), before breaking off five straight to take a 12-10 lead, their first advantage of the set. The Crusaders would go on to take a 25-12 win in the set led by Kenzie Pierce who had four kills.
Benedict came out fast in the third set, taking an early seven point lead on the Crusaders, who led the match two sets to none. North Greenville battled back as the Tigers clung to a two point lead but NGU finally pulled even with the Tigers at 10-10. The Tigers stayed ahead by at least one for the remainder of the set before NGU surged ahead to take an 18-16 advantage. The Crusaders found themselves down once more facing a 20-18 deficit, but scored seven straight to take a 25-20 win and a 3-0 win overall.
Yomi Adeyeye held her title as the top offensive threat for NGU this weekend, finishing with 13 kills to lead all players. Hannah Lewis led the NGU defense with 18 digs while Taylor Dupes had the lone solo block. Ashlyn Wilkinson lead the service game for North Greenville with three aces and 18 assists while Elizabeth James had 19 assists and one ace.
The Crusaders have now won 15 consecutive sets in five consecutive shutouts, while improving to 7-1 on the season. The Crusaders will play one more out of conference game on September 18th against Johnson & Wales before opening conference play on the 19th against Pfeiffer.