Crusaders fall to the Lions

October 20, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
North Greenville252428171
.082Hitting Pct..188
194Total Attacks191
Katie McManaway - 17
KillsJulie de Blanck - 19
Sara Miller - 41
AssistsStephanie Hardy - 55
Mikaila Linnens - 2
AcesGuro Key Froberg - 1
Julie de Blanck - 1
Stephanie Hardy - 1
Jenna Woodruff - 1
Johna Robbins - 18
DigsAysha Avery - 23
Katie McManaway - 5
BlocksMia McKensey - 8
Crusaders fall to the Lions
Friday, October 20, 2017
Crusaders fall to the Lions

Springs, GA – Freshman Katie McManaway had 17-kills along with 10-digs, but it wasn't enough as the Crusaders fell in four sets to the Emmanuel College Lions (23-25 / 26-24 / 30-28 / 25-17).

The Basics

  • Score: Emmanuel - 3 / NGU - 1
  • Location: Springs, Georgia
  • Records: Emmanuel 13-9 (9-2) / North Greenville 14-9 (8-4)

How it Happened

  • In the first set, the Crusaders were out to an early 12-8 lead, but an attacking error by Katie McManaway tied it up at 12 apiece. The Lions were able to take a 17-14 lead before, the Crusaders went on a 6-0 run led by a couple of kills from Samantha Hebb to take a 19-17. A final kill by Katie McManaway gave North Greenville a 25-23 set win.
  • North Greenville took an early 4-1 lead in set two, but the Lions fought back to a 13-10 lead from four kills by Julie de Blanck. A kill by Emma Pepper gave the Crusaders a 22-19 lead late in the set. Two kills by Jessica Gray gave the Lions a 26-24 set win to tie the game a one set win apiece.
  • Set three saw 18 tie scores and 11 lead changes as Emmanuel College took a 30-28 set win to go up 2-1 in the match. After being down 15-19, the Crusaders fought back to take a 21-20 lead with a solo block by Katie McManaway. A costly service error by Brittany Tepedino and a kill by Guro Key Froberg gave the Lions the final two points of the set.
  • In the final set of the night, the Crusaders were off to another 4-1 start, but the Lions once again fought back to take a 7-6 lead that they never gave up. A kill by Brittany Tepedino brought the Crusaders within four, 20-16, but a kill by Jessica Gray and a service ace by Jenna Woodruff gave the Lions the match win.

The Good Guys

  • Sara Miller finished the game with 41-assists and 13 digs.
  • Johna Robbins and Mikaila Linnens also had double-digit digs with 18 and 14 respectively.
  • Samantha Hebb had double-digit kills with 13.

The Other Team

  • Julie de Blanck led all players with 19-kills.
  • Stephanie Hardy had a game-high of 55-assists and 6 block assists.
  • Jessica Gray and Guro Key Froberg had 18 and 14 kills.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders look to bounce back as they travel to Due West, SC to take on the Flying Fleet of Erskine tomorrow at 2pm. North Greenville defeated Erskine 3-1 just two weeks ago.