Tigerville, SC - The North Greenville Crusaders defeated the Erskine Flying Fleet 3-1 to remain undefeated in conference play. After taking care of business in the first two sets, the Crusaders dropped the third set to force a fourth and final one. Katie McManaway hit double digits in kills with 11 and posted 28 total attacks.
After trailing by two early on, the Crusaders fought back to go on a 7-1 run that included three kills by McManaway. A 6-0 run by NGU shortly after put the set away for good. North Greenville would ultimately dominate the set to win it 25-10 with the final point being a kill by Erin Allen.
The Flying Fleet would be the ones to get off to a hot start to begin the second set, beginning with a 7-1 run. NGU trailed 13-9, but would storm back with eight straight points to take a 17-13 lead. Erskine did put up a fight to get within a point, but the Crusaders ended the set scoring four of the final five points to win it 25-21.
A competitive set three resulted in six ties throughout. Tied 14-14, Erskine scored seven points in a row to take a 21-14 lead. Although NGU took two of the final three points, they could not close the gap enough as the Flying Fleet took the set 25-20 to force a fourth set.
Set four began evenly with neither team able to lead by more than two points early on. However, that would change when North Greenville would go on a 5-0 run to lead 14-8. Momentum would swap several times, but the Crusaders would end up with it to end the match with a 7-2 run to win the final set 25-17.
North Greenville will travel to Franklin Springs, Georgia to face the Lions of Emmanuel College tomorrow.