Saturday, November 1, 2014

Franklin Springs, Ga.—The North Greenville Volleyball team fell to 16-11 on the season and 3-8 in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon, after dropping a 3-1 decision to Emmanuel College (GA).

The NGU offense floundered during Saturday’s showdown, hitting at just a .101 clip for the match. The Crusaders put down 45 kills on 159 attempts against the Lions whose defense at the net proved to be a difference maker, registering 10 assisted blocks and a solo block. NGU was led by Yomi Adeyeye who had 14 kills while Taylor Dupes had nine.

North Greenville’s defense was also solid, putting together a solid game at the net with six solo blocks and five assists while also collecting 89 digs. Megan Gouge led the defense in blocks with two solo and two assists. Brooke Stowell also had two solo blocks. The Crusaders had three defenders with triple digit digs, led by team leader Hannah Lewis who had 22. Taylor Dupes had 21 digs while Elizabeth James had 18. James registered North Greenville’s only double-double with 26 assists to go along with her digs.

The Crusaders dropped game one of Saturday’s road contest 25-20, but evened the set total at 1-1 after winning the second frame 25-21. The two squads would battle closely in the final two sets, but the Lions would come out on top of both, taking the third by the score of 25-20 and fourth with a 25-19 win. The Crusaders will be back on the court November 5th against Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina.