Franklin Springs, GA—Coach Greg Mosely earned his 100th win as a collegiate coach while Yomi Adeyeye broke the school record for career kills, as NGU edged Emmanuel College 3-2, Saturday in Conference Carolinas Volleyball action.
Mosely reached his 100th win in dramatic fashion as the Crusaders won their 19th game of the season in five sets, improving to 19-9 overall and 8-5 in league play. Yomi Adeyeye finished the day with 10 kills, after needing only seven to move into first place on the career kills list. She now has 1270 kills in her four years at NGU.
The Crusaders rebounded from a tough night on Friday to oust the Lions, registering 50 team kills, led by Taylor Dupes who had 14. Megan Gouge also finished in the double-digit column with 11 kills. Other team leaders included Hannah Lewis who had a season high 34 digs and Megan Steading who had two service aces. Megan Gouge had five block assists while Madison Pogue dished out 41 helpers.
The two squads traded set wins in the first and second frames as NGU earned a 25-21 win in the opening frame, while the Lions evened the game with a 25-23 win in set two. NGU won the third set 25-20 to gain a 2-1 advantage in the set tally.
The Crusaders were poised to win the fourth set as they led by two points midway through. Emmanuel worked its way into the lead though, and forced the match to a decisive fifth set. The Lions earned the 25-20 win, as NGU had its worst offensive showing of the night with seven errors to go along with just seven kills.
The Crusaders would prevail in the extra period after jumping out to a comfortable five point lead. North Greenville followed its worst offensive game of the day in the fourth with its best of the day in the fifth, dishing out eight kills on just 14 attempts. An Emmanuel College attack error would end the suspense as NGU earned the 15-8 victory.
Saturday's win over the Lions is NGU's second win over Emmanuel this season after a 3-0 win earlier in October. North Greenville will return home on October 30th to take on Pfeiffer University at 7pm in Hayes Gymnasium.