Strong Start Not Enough As Wingate Downs Crusaders

September 08, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
North Greenville25147181
NGUTeam StatsWU
.110Hitting Pct..339
136Total Attacks127
Samantha Hebb - 11
KillsKatie Bludau - 16
Sara Miller - 35
AssistsRachel Alles - 46
Kenzie Pierce - 2
AcesKatie Bludau - 3
Kori Adams - 3
Johna Robbins - 21
DigsKori Adams - 21
Kenzie Pierce - 2
BlocksAnne Abernathy - 10
Anna Holmquist - 10
Strong Start Not Enough As Wingate Downs Crusaders
Friday, September 8, 2017
Strong Start Not Enough As Wingate Downs Crusaders

Wingate, N.C. – The North Greenville Crusaders fell to the Wingate Bulldogs in four sets tonight in Wingate, N.C. The match was agreed upon as a result of the cancelled tournament in St. Augustine, FL due to Hurricane Irma.

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 1 WIN - 3
  • Location: Wingate, N.C.
  • Records: NGU 3-4 / WIN 6-0

How it Happened

  • The Crusaders made a strong statement in an opening set that went back and forth. Down 24-20, Wingate fought back to get within one point of NGU. A kill by Katie McManaway finally ended the set 25-23 and put the Crusaders up 1-0 in the match.
  • Set 2 proved to be one-sided as Wingate scored eight of the first ten points of the set. Wingate would increase their lead thoughout the set, and eventually won it 25-14.
  • It appeared that North Greenville would play a much more competitive third set, scoring three of the first four points. However, Wingate would thoroughly dominate the remainder of the set, and would go on to win 25-7.
  • After a slow start, the Crusaders fought back to play a much more competitive Set 4. However, Wingate would take the set in the end 25-18 as well as the match.

The Good Guys

  • Samantha Hebb led the way with 11 kills and 38 total attacks.
  • Kenzie Pierce finished the match right behind Hebb in kills with ten. Pierce also had two service aces.
  • Sara Miller finished the match with 35 assists.

The Other Team

  • Katie Bludau finished with a team-leading 16 kills and 31 total attacks.
  • Rachel Alles had a strong night, finishing with 46 assists and 15 digs.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders open up conference play against the Converse Valkyries Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00 PM.