NGU returned to Hayes Gymnasium with a 3-0 victory over the Bobcats of Lees-McRae Bobcats to remain undefeated in conference play. With the win, the Crusaders now hold a winning record for the first time this season. All three sets proved to be competitive, but momentum turned to the Crusaders late in each set to send everyone home early. Katie McManaway was exceptional with 16 kills and 37 attacks.
Lees-McRae took a very early lead in set one before the Crusaders came back to tie the score at 6-6. The Bobcats would build their lead back to two, but a 10-1 run by North Greenville was the difference. LMC did put together a quick 4-1 late, but a kill by Abigail Durham scored the final point to give the Crusaders a 25-20 win in set one.
Again, Lees-McRae would lead early on in set two, but NGU would storm back to even things up. Trailing 14-13, NGU followed up with a 6-1 run to lead 19-15. This would prove to be enough as North Greenville was able to hang on for a 25-21 set victory.
Once again, the Bobcats led early in set three, taking a quick 6-2 lead. Shortly after, a six point run by the Crusaders allowed them to take the lead. The two teams would exchange points for awhile with neither able to pull away from the other. However, the Crusaders would essentially put the game on ice by scoring the final seven points of the match to take a 25-17 set win.
The Crusaders will remain in Tigerville to face the Erskine Flying Fleet on Friday, October 4th.