Saturday, October 4, 2014

Bristol, Tenn.—The North Greenville Women’s volleyball Team dropped its second consecutive Conference Carolinas game on Saturday afternoon, falling to the Tornado of King University 3-0 on the road.

The Crusaders led early in the set but the Tornado eventually pulled even of North Greenville at 5-5 before snapping five consecutive points to take a 10-5 advantage. King would go on to take the 25-12 set one win over North Greenville, and a 1-0 lead overall. The Tornado would double NGU once again in the second set, as the Crusaders continued to struggle offensively. The Tornado earned a second straight 25-12 win.

The Crusaders posted just a .009 hitting percentage during Saturday’s match, a season low for North Greenville. NGU was just 21 of 109 with 20 errors. Yomi Adeyeye led the way for NGU with seven kills while Kenzie Pierce was just behind her with five. Pierce also led NGU with two Service aces. Elizabeth James had 17 assists for North Greenville while Rachel Burts had three solo blocks.

Set three was more closely contested. North Greenville led in the early part of the set, holding a 10-8 lead over the Tornado. King would answer back to take a 23-14 lead, looking to close out NGU, but the Crusaders continued to battle. The Crusaders would score four straight points to cut the lead to 23-18 in favor of King. Kenzie Pierce accounted for three of the four points during the late NGU, dishing out two service aces and a kill. King would stomp out the NGU rally however, and score the next two points to earn the 25-18 win and 3-0.

The Crusaders are now 10-5 on the season and 1-3 in league play. NGU will return to the court on October 7th when they host Piedmont College in Hayes Gymnasium. First serve is scheduled for 7pm.