The Crusaders were able to dominate the bears to win the non-conference contest in 3 straight sets with scores 25-13, 25-13, and 25-23. NGU was led by the dominant sisters of Annie Beisecker with 8 kills and Paige Beisecker with 6 kills. Rachel Miller also dominated with 8 kills along with Emma Pepper with 7 kills. Sara Miller led the crusaders with 24 assists and she was accompanied by Eaden Shockley with 13 assists.
Early on, the Crusaders jumped out to an 8-1 lead forcing an early timeout by the bears. North Greenville would extend that lead to 13-6 with kills coming from Catherine Lant and Annie Beisecker. From there the crusaders would go on a 8-5 run and extend the lead to 21-11 with kills coming from Rachel Miller and Annie Beisecker, who also came up clutch with a service ace. NGU would finish the set on a 4-2 run and would take the set 25-13. The crusaders were led by Annie Beisecker with 5 kills and Sara Miller with a whopping 10 assists with Eaden Shockley following up with 5 assists.
The Crusaders and Bears would race out to a quick 4-4 tie before the NGU would go on an 8-1 run making it 12-5 with kills coming from Paige Beisecker with 2 and Kasie Thomas with 1. The Bears would bring the score to 12-7 before North Greenville would go on an 8-4 run to make it 20-11 forcing a bear’s timeout. From there, the Bears would only score 2 more points as the Crusaders would win the set 25-13. NGU was led by Sara Miller with 6 assists and Eaden Shockley with 4 assists. They were also led by Emma Pepper with 3 kills and Katie McManaway, Sara Miller, Rachel Miller and Paige Beisecker each with 2 kills apiece.
The two teams would be neck and neck at the start of the third set battling out to an 8-8 tie to start off the set. The teams would continue this trend out to 11-11. Truett McConnell would then take a 13-11 lead around the halfway point in the third set. The Bears and Crusaders would continue to battle back and forth with the Bears staying in the lead 19-16 late in the third set. The Crusaders would then tie it at 19 forcing a bear’s timeout. They would battle to yet another tie at 23 all late in the third set with the Bears getting key kills from Bethany Ross and North Greenville getting key kills from Courtney Williamson and Annie Biesecker. However, the crusaders would prove to be too much as they took the third set 25-23 and the match 3 sets to none.
Kills: Annie Beisecker and Rachel Miller: 8 kills
Emma Pepper: 7 kills
Paige Beisecker: 6 kills
Assists: Sara Miller: 24 Assists
Eaden Shockley: 13 Assists
Kills: Bethany Ross: 10 kills
Shayla Smith: 6 kills
Assists: Abby Maxwell: 24 assists
North Greenville: Friday September 28th, 2018 - Converse College
Truett McConnell: Saturday September 29th, 2018 - Bryan College