The North Greenville Crusaders were unable to extend their winning streak to four games as they were defeated by the Limestone Saints 3-1 in Gaffney, SC. Courtney Williamson led the Crusaders with 11 kills while three different NGU players surpassed 30 attacks (Williamson, Annie & Paige Beisecker).
The first set of the match began as a competitive one, but Limestone was able to put together a 8-1 in the middle of the set. Another strong run by the Saints late in the set allowed them to run away with it 25-14.
A much more competitive second set was tight all the way through. Neither team would lead by more than three points, but in the end the Saints were able to take the second set as well with a score of 25-23.
Another close set proved to be the story of momentum swings by the end. Trailing 18-15, Limestone went on a 5-0 run to take a 20-18 lead. It was then NGU's turn to go on a run as they would score 7 of the final 10 points to take the set 25-22.
North Greenville fell into a hole that could not climb out of in the fourth set. The Saints scored 9 of the first 13 points of the set. Although the Crusaders would fight to get back into the set, they were unable to complete the comeback, ultimately losing the set 25-16.
Courtney Williamson led NGU in kills with 11 and total attacks with 34.
Sara Miller had a productive day with 37 assists and 15 digs.
Paige Beisecker continues her strong freshman campaign with 7 kills and 32 total attacks.
The Crusaders will head back on the road Friday, October 5th to face the Lees-McRae Bobcats in Banner Elk, NC.