Atlanta, GA—Yomi Adeyeye and Taylor Dupes combined for 61 kills in two games as NGU cruised to a pair of 3-1 wins over Loyola University and Clark Atlanta, Friday night in non-conference action.
The Crusaders rebounded from a loss to Southern Wesleyan with a pair of dominating wins. NGU dropped the first set of the night as the Panthers earned a 25-22 win. North Greenville bounced back to earn a 22-19 win in the second set to even the tally before grabbing the set lead with a 25-10 win in the final frame. The Crusaders wrapped up the win over Clark Atlanta with a 25-16 victory.
Adeyeye finished the game against Clark Atlanta with 21 kills while Dupes put down 10. Madison Pogue finished with 47 assists while Kenzie Pierce finished the game with nine kills and a team leading three blocks. The Crusaders dished out six service aces as a team led by Sara Miller who had two.
The game against Loyola started out in the same manner as North Greenville found itself in a 1-0 deficit after a 25-21 loss in Frame one. The Crusaders rallied to win the next three sets however to improve to 18-8 on the season. NGU bounced back to take a 25-14 win in the second frame to even the score. The Crusaders secured the win with a 25-23 set three victory and a 25-16 triumph in the fourth.
Adeyeye finished with 17 kills to lead all players while Dupes finished with 13. Megan Gouge also put together a solid performance with 11 kills. Madison Pogue topped her best performance of the season with 50 assists while leading the Crusaders with nine digs. Gouge also led NGU at the net with three solo blocks.
NGU will be back in action on October 23rd against Erskine at 7pm in Due West, South Carolina.