Tigerville, S.C.—Hannah Lewis had 15 digs while Yomi Adeyeye and Rachel Burts had seven kills as NGU falls to the Limestone Saints 3-0 in league road action.
Kenzie Pierce had six kills for North Greenville while Ashlyn Wilkinson led the Crusaders with 14 assists. The Crusaders trailed for much of the first frame after taking an early 5-4 lead. The Saints led by as many as five (17-12) midway through the match but NGU kept its resolve and battled back. Kills by Kenzie Pierce and Yomi Adeyeye pulled NGU to within 24-22 of the Saints. NGU eventually tied the set after an attack error from Limestone and a kill from Rachel Burts. NGU poised itself for the opening frame win after taking a 25-24 lead, using a Saints attack error, but Limestone would take the next three points including an NGU attack error to take a 27-25 win.
The second set would not require extra points, but would be just as competitive. Neither team could grab a comfortable lead during the game, but the Saints were able keep North Greenville at arms distance for much of the frame. The Crusaders pulled to within two of the home standing saints at 23-21, but and NGU error and a kill for LC would put the game away at 25-21.
The Crusaders looked to cut into the Limestone 2-0 set lead in game three after falling behind early. Limestone would lead by as many as nine in the game, but the Crusaders once again showed some resilience and clawed back into the match. A 6-2 run would put NGU back in striking distance, making the score 22-17. The Crusaders would eventually make the score 23-19 before Limestone earned the 3-0 win with a 25-19 victory in the final set of the night.
The Crusaders fell to 16-12 on the season after Wednesday’s loss, and 3-11 in Conference Carolinas play. NGU will wrap up the 2014 regular season this weekend with games on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. North Greenville will host the University of Mount Olive at 7pm on Friday and Barton College at 2pm on Saturday.