TIGERVILLE, S.C. – North Greenville women's volleyball defeated Southern Wesleyan in four sets led by senior middle Kenzie Pierce who reached the 1,000 career kills mark (18-25 / 25-19 / 25-22 / 28-26).
- Score: North Greenville – 3 Southern Wesleyan - 1
- Location: Tigerville, South Carolina (Hayes Gymnasium)
- Records: NGU 19-9 (11-4 CC) / SWU 15-12 (9-6 CC)
How it Happened
- Set one saw four lead changes and six tied scored as the Warriors took the first, and their only, set win of the night. Liz Kuntz led the Warriors with 4-kills, hitting .500 for the set. After a kill by Katie McManaway tied it up at 6 apiece, SWU went on a 3-0 run that forced NGU to call a timeout. An attacking error by Katie McManaway gave the Warriors an 18-11 lead. Two final errors by the Crusaders gave the Warriors a 25-18 set win.
- The Warriors carried their momentum into the second set, starting with a 6-1 run, but the Crusaders fought back to even the game up at one set apiece. NGU went on multiple 3-0 runs to slowly catch back up. A kill by Kenzie Piece tied it up at 12-12. A 6-0 run led by a pair of kills from Courtney Williamson and Kenzie Pierce gave the Crusaders a 25-19 win.
- This time the Crusaders were off to a hot start, going on a 5-1 run to start the third set. A kill by Paige O'Connor brought the Warriors back to 14-14. NGU closed out the set on another 4-0 run, with a final ace by Brittany Tepedino, to go up two sets to one.
- The final set of the night saw 12 tied scores and 3 lead changes, as the Crusaders took a 28-26 set win to win the match. A kill by freshman Katie McManaway and senior Kenzie Pierce gave the Crusaders their second win of the season over the Warriors.
The Good Guys
- Senior Kenzie Pierce reached the 1,000 kills mark with her game-high 17 kills for the night.
- Brittany Tepedino hit an impressive .500 with 10-kills to go along with two service aces and three block assists.
- Katie McManaway added 14-kills and two block assists.
- Setter Sara Miller dished out 48-assists.
- Johna Robbins took over defensive for the Crusaders with 22 digs.
The Other Team
- Paige O'Connor led the Warriors with 16-kills to go along with 15-digs.
- Multiple Warriors hit the double-digit mark in digs as Anna Martin had 34, Katie Anderson had 19, and Shelby Sheets with 16-digs.
Next Time Out
- The Crusaders finish the regular season with a 19-9 record, earning the top seed in the South Division. They will host the fourth seed in the North Divison in the Conference Carolinas Quarterfinals on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:30pm.