Laurinburg, N.C.—NGU improved to 8-5 on the season, Thursday night after dispatching the St. Andrews Knights 3-1 in non-conference road action.
The win over the Knights was a good tune-up for the Crusaders who have a busy weekend as they travel to Barton and Mount Olive on Friday and Saturday. Yomi Adeyeye continued her solid senior campaign leading the team with 19 kills. Kenzie Pierce had 13 kills on the night for NGU.
The Crusaders took an early 1-0 set lead after earning a 26-24 win in the first frame. North Greenville extended its lead to 2-0 after a 25-18 win in set two, but the Knights were able to snatch a win in the third frame as the Crusaders fell 25-14. NGU put together its worst offensive effort of the night in the lone win from St. Andrews, hitting just .050 as a team with 10 errors and only 12 kills.
The Crusaders hit .338 in the first two sets with 30 kills compared to just seven errors before the third set. NGU would regain its confidences in the fourth set, putting together its best performance of the night. A 15 kill performance would give NGU a 25-13 win and the match victory.
Madison Pogue quarterbacked the NGU offense with 46 assists while Taylor Dupes finished with a game high 14 digs. Dupes along with Pierce had two service aces. The Crusaders will take on Mount Olive College, Friday night at 7pm in Mount Olive. NGU will then travel to Barton for a 2pm first serve on Saturday.