North Greenville defeated the Erskine Flying Fleet 3-1 in Due West, South Carolina to remain in third place in the West Division of the Conference Carolinas standings. With one conference match remaining, NGU is currently tied for third place in the division with the Lees-McRae Bobcats but do own the tiebreaker. Abigail Durham tied Carolina Forster in kills with 13 while leading in total attacks with 31.
Set one began with a 6-3 lead by NGU. However, Erskine responded with a 5-0 run to lead 8-6. The Flying Fleet would keep the momentum throughout the remainder of the set. Although the Crusaders put up a fight, EC would take the opening set 25-21.
Again, North Greenville would start off the second set strong, scoring four of the first five points. After the Fleet tied the set at 5-5, NGU would completely dominate from there, scoring twenty of the final thirty points with Erskine able to put together two consecutive points just once in that span.
To begin set three, EC was able to get off to a solid start with a 10-4 lead. However, the Crusaders would once again take over, scoring ten of the next twelve points to lead 14-12. After Erskine scored three in a row to take the lead back, NGU finished out the set with an 11-5 run to take it 25-20.
A highly competitive set four resulted in North Greenville being in a 14-8 deficit. Erskine continued to lead throughout the majority of the set, but the Crusaders fought back late to tie the match at 21-21. The set would go on to require extra points, with NGU ultimately winning the set 28-26.
The regular season will conclude tomorrow when the Crusaders face the Lions of Emmanuel College in Tigerville.