NGU women's volleyball fell to Mars Hill and Alabama Huntsville in the first day of the Converse Tournament in Spartanburg, SC. The Crusaders lost both matches 3-0 but did total 58 kills for the day.
Set 1 - The Crusaders fell behind early in the set but fought back to bring the deficit down to one. However, an 11-1 run by Mars Hill is how the set ended with a score of 25-14.
Set 2 - North Greenville led for the overwelming majority of the match. Leading by as much as 5, it appeared that the match would be tied at 1 set each. However, a 9-3 run by the Lions would put away the second set with a score of 25-23.
Set 3 - A 1-0 lead by NGU would be their only lead of the set as Mars Hill was able to run away with it. The Lions would eventually win the set 25-16.
Katie McManaway led the charge for North Greenville with 9 kills and 20 total attacks.
Annie Beisecker was also productive with 7 kills and 21 total attacks.
Johna Robbins recorded 10 digs and a service ace.
Set 1 - North Greenville fell behind early in the set. After fighting back to even the set, a 12-3 run by Alabama Huntsville to finish the set would end NGU's chances of completing the comeback.
Set 2 - The Crusaders led by as much as 5 early on and seemed to have the set in hand. However, the Chargers would go on to score the final 6 points of the set to take it 25-23.
Set 3 - After trailing 5-0, NGU put together a 5-point run as well to even the set. The two teams would trade points for awhile, but a 6-1 run by UAH would prove to be the difference as they would ultimately take the set 25-18.
Erin Allen led the Crusaders in total attacks with 25. She also totalled 5 kills and 6 digs.
Sara Miller provided 26 assists and 4 digs.
Kasie Thomas recorded 21 total attacks, 5 kills, and 5 digs.
The Crusaders will face Valdosta State and Shorter in Day 2 of the Converse Tournament beginning tomorrow at 8:30 AM.