Crusaders drop pair of matches at Erskine

August 31, 20181st2nd3rdFinal
UWG2725253
North Greenville2518190
UWGTeam StatsNGU
.232Hitting Pct..188
42Kills36
16Errors15
112Total Attacks112
41Assists35
7Aces1
52Digs47
5.0Blocks6.0
UWGLeadersNGU
Katie Hanson - 9
McKenna Wharton - 9
KillsErin Allen - 13
Madi Fleming - 23
AssistsEaden Shockley - 32
Madi Fleming - 4
AcesEaden Shockley - 1
McKenna Wharton - 11
DigsWhitley Kahler - 13
Autumn Burnette - 3
BlocksAnnie Beisecker - 4
August 31, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
North Greenville25249221
FMU192625253
NGUTeam StatsFMU
.120Hitting Pct..233
43Kills51
26Errors17
142Total Attacks146
41Assists46
4Aces5
70Digs67
2.0Blocks5.0
NGULeadersFMU
Courtney Williamson - 13
KillsCourtney Abdur-Rahim - 17
Eaden Shockley - 35
AssistsCarrie McGinnis - 24
Erin Allen - 2
Whitley Kahler - 2
AcesAlyssa Hansen - 2
Whitley Kahler - 24
DigsNatalie Vaughn - 13
Paige Beisecker - 2
BlocksMadison Taylor - 3
Crusaders drop pair of matches at Erskine
Friday, August 31, 2018
Crusaders drop pair of matches at Erskine

Due West, S.C. – North Greenville dropped a pair of matches on Friday 3 – 0 and 3 – 1 to West Georgia and Francis Marion at the Erskine College weekend tournament.

Match 1

The Wolves Led the entire first set but North Greenville kept it close. The battle was eventually evened by the Crusaders when Erin Allen knocked down a kill on an assist from Eaden Shockley to make it 24 – 24.

The two squads would trade points with Katie McManaway making it 25 – 25 with a kill of her own but the Wolves would inch out the first set win with back-to-back points to win 27 – 25.

North Greenville Struck first in the second frame using an error from the Wolves to take a 1 – 0 lead then a 2 – 1 lead on another Allen kill.

The Wolves would turn on the tempo midway through though, storming out to a 15 – 6 lead after an NGU service error.

The lead would hold but NGU was able to cut the deficit to four (18 – 22) but the Wolves shut down the comeback attempt taking the second frame 25 – 18.

NGU was able to grab hold of a lead late in the third when Allen made it 17 – 16. The Crusader sled for much of the early frame. The Wolves battled back though and outscored the Crusaders 9 – 2 to finish off the three-game sweep.

Erin Allen led NGU with 13 – kills in game one while Courtney Williamson and Annie Beisecker had eight kills each.

Whitley Kahler finished with 13 – digs on defense.

Match 2

The Crusaders came out firing in match two to earn their first win of the day. The Patriots went up 17 – 16 late in the match but a kill and an ace from Allen and some offensive miscues by FMU made it 22 – 18.

Straight points from Williamson and an ace from Kahler made it 24 – 19 while Francis Marion added another error to help NGU with the win.

The Crusaders led late in the second set but Francis Marion stormed back to take a 20 – 21 lead. NGU later tied it up at 22 with a kill from Paige Beisecker and at 23 with a kill from her sister Annie.

Annie Beisecker made it 24 – 24 a point later but Francis Marion put the game away with back-to-back scores to even the set count at 1 – 1.

Francis Marion made quick work of NGU in the third set taking a 25 – 9 decision to take a 2 – 1 lead.

NGU trailed 20 – 16 late in the third but continued to battle and cut the lead to just two points when Allen continued her big day with a kill that made it 20 – 22.

Courtney Williamson later made it 22 – 23 with a crush but a North Greenville error and an FMU kill earned the Patriots the win.

Courtney Williamson led NGU in game two with 13 – kills. Annie Beisecker added nine kills while Erin Allen added eight.

Kahler had a career day with 24 – digs on defense while also adding a pair of aces.

Eaden Shockley had 35 – dishes.

Upcoming

NGU will wrap up the weekend at Erskine with matches against UVA-Wise at 2 pm and Lander at 6 pm on Saturday.