Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Gaffney, S.C.—The North Greenville Women's Volleyball Team fell to 7-3 in Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday night after suffering a 3-1 loss to Limestone College.

Yomi Adeyeye and Kenzie Pierce accounted for 28 of NGU's 55 kills on the night as Adeyeye led the charge with 18 while Pierce finished with 10. The Crusaders had a season high five players with at least 10 digs led by Hannah Lewis who had 25. Laiken Porterfield had 15 while Megan Steading had 14. Ashlyn Wilkinson and Madison Pogue finished with 12 digs each. Madison Pogue finished with 46 assists for the Crusaders.

The Crusaders lost a close one in the opening frame as the Saints earned a 25-20 win. Limestone took a 3-0 lead to open the scoring and advanced the lead to 17-10. The Crusaders climbed back and cut the lead to 20-18 with consecutive kills from Taylor Dups. NGU once again cut the lead to two when an Adyeye kill made the score 22-20. The Saints would score the next three though to finish off NGU in the first frame.

North Greenville evened the set total in with a 25-21 win in the second game. The Crusaders led by as many as six during the set, but much like NGU in the first, the Saints would claw back to cut the lead to 20-18. The Saints would inch even closer and cut the deficit to just one. The Crusaders would lead 23-21 before a Megan Gouge kill and an error by Limestone's Karli Acree would finish off the Saints in the second set.

The Saints would go on to take the final two sets by scores of 25-19 and 25-23 to earn the conference win over North Greenville. The Crusaders failed to hit over the .200 mark in percentage in each of the four sets played, finishing the night hitting just .153.

The loss dropped NGU to 16-7 overall with just nine games left in the regular season. NGU will host Southren Wesleyan University on Thursday night before taking a weekend trip to Atlanta to take on Clark Atlanta and Loyola University. NGU and Southern Wesleyan are scheduled to start at 7pm.