Hebb paces North Greenville as Crusaders down Claflin
Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville extended its win streak to three games on Wednesday night with a 3-0 (25-10 / 25-15 / 25-17) victory over Claflin University.
- Score: NGU – 3 Claflin – 0
- Location: Tigerville, South Carolina
- Records: NGU 3-3 / Claflin 0-2
How it Happened
- North Greenville continued to dominate during its two game home stand, hitting .406 as a team in the first set. The Crusaders also clamped down on defense, coming away with 18-digs while the Panthers had just five kills to go with five errors.
- An early 6-3 lead for North Greenville ballooned to eight points with four consecutive kills from Samantha Hebb.
- Katie McManaway would add a pair of consecutive aces later in the set as NGU cruised to a 25-10 victory.
- North Greenville then took a 2-0 set lead after winning the second set 25-15. Samantha Hebb tacked on a pair of kills to her game high while Katie McManaway had four of her own during the frame.
- Claflin kept the game close in the third set, trailing by just one at the midway point.
- North Greenville then scored seven of the next nine points including an ace and a kill by Courtney Williamson to extend the lead to 18-12.
- Kills from Kenzie Pierce and Williamson inched NGU closer to the straight sets win before Williamson put the game away with her fifth kill of the set.
The Good Guys
- Samantha Hebb led North Greenville with 11-kills on the night with a team high .444 hitting percentage.
- Katie McManaway led North Greenville with three service aces and four kills.
- Sarah Miller dished out 42-assists with seven digs.
- Johna Robbins led the Crusaders with 10-digs defensively.
The Other Guys
- Jamie Dobson had five kills to lead the Panthers on offense while Jordan Wallace had four.
- Kiana Ware and Chania Rispress both had eight digs on defense.
- North Greenville’s scheduled trip to Florida was canceled on Wednesday due to the threat of Hurricane Irma. Instead, the Crusaders will travel to North Carolina to take on Wingate University on Friday night at 7 pm.