Tigerville, S.C. – Three players scored in double-figures for the Crusaders on Friday night, leading NGU to a 3-1 (25-18 / 25-21 / 20-25 / 25-20) win over Erskine College.
- Score: NGU – 3 / Erskine – 1
- Location: Tigerville, South Carolina (Hayes Gymnasium)
- Records: NGU 10-6 (5-2) / Erskine 1-13 (0-6)
How it Happened
- The Crusaders went on a 6-0 run late in the first set. Samantha Hebb had a pair of kills during the streak to give NGU a 20-14 advantage.
- Brittany Tepedino tacked on a pair of kills later on in the match while Kenzie Pierce added one of her own to put NGU over the top.
- NGU put together another pair of big runs in the second frame. A 4-0 run early in the match was highlighted by a pair of kills from Pierce and one from Hebb gave NGU a 14-8 advantage.
- The Crusaders then staved off a late comeback from the Fleet to score three straight to win the set. Samantha Hebb added another kill and a service ace while Katie McManaway put the game away with a kill.
- Erskine battled back in the third set to earn their only win of the night. The Fleet took advantage of NGU’s worst offensive set of the night to cut the lead in half. The Crusaders hit just .122 in the set, committing seven errors.
- The Crusaders had some work to do early on, erasing a deficit to take a 12-10 lead. Pierce and Sara Miller inched NGU closer to its sixth consecutive win while an error from the Fleet ended the night.
The Good Guys
- Katie McManaway led all players with 18-kills on the night. Kenzie Pierce finished with 13-kills, two assisted blocks, and a solo block while Samantha Hebb had 11-kills.
- Sara Miller had a double-double with 50-assists to go along with 19-digs. Taylor Waters had 16-digs on defense while Johna Robbins had 11.
The Other Team
- Jauhna Smith finished the night with a team-high 14-kills.
- Reilly Bartlett tacked on 17-assists and 10-digs on defense while Kristen Kaiser tacked on three assisted blocks.
Next Time Out
- The Crusaders have little time to enjoy Friday night’s win with a pair of games scheduled for Saturday afternoon. NGU will take on Emmanuel College at 12 pm followed by a 4 pm match with Virginia Wise.