North Greenville was unable to take a set on the road against the Erskine Flying Fleet. The Crusaders improved as the match went on, but Erskine was able to put the match away in three straight sets.
A slow start by NGU allowed the Fleet to take a 7-3 lead early on. The Crusaders pulled within 2, but Erskine would pull away from there by going on a 9-3 run. EC capped off the set with 5-straight points to win the set 25-13.
The majority of the second set was much more competitive. Neither team was able to pull ahead by more than 3 until Erskine scored 5 of the final 7 points to take the set 25-20.
Set 3 started off even with a 5-5 score early on. A 5-1 run by the Fleet made it seem that North Greenville would go down without a fight, but the proved to not be the case. The Crusaders would go on a run of their own, scoring 5 of 6 points to bring the score to 19-17 in favor of Erskine. NGU was able to pull within 1, but attack errors late in the set proved costly as EC would put the set away 25-22.
Emma Pepper led the Crusaders in total attacks with 20. She also recorded 5 kills and 4 digs.
Courtney Williamson once again led in kills with 7.
Sara Miller recorded 22 assists and 11 digs.
NGU will have a quick turnaround and will travel to Franklin Springs, Georgia to face the Emmanuel Lions tomorrow afernoon.