NGU Wraps Up Home Stand With Win Over Converse

September 28, 20181st2nd3rdFinal
North Greenville2525253
.010Hitting Pct..253
98Total Attacks95
Morgan Pearson - 4
Alexis Pitts - 4
Ansley Hodge - 4
KillsPaige Beisecker - 10
Lauren Tharrington - 9
AssistsSara Miller - 19
Elizabeth Yohe - 1
Kiara Cannon - 1
Sydney Allen - 1
AcesEaden Shockley - 3
Sydney Allen - 13
DigsJohna Robbins - 11
Whitley Kahler - 11
Kiara Cannon - 3
BlocksPaige Beisecker - 4
NGU Wraps Up Home Stand With Win Over Converse
Friday, September 28, 2018
By Josh Bradley
NGU Wraps Up Home Stand With Win Over Converse

North Greenville dominated their Conference Carolinas matchup against Converse College, winning in 3 straight sets. The Crusaders were led by Paige Beisecker with 11 total kills and a hitting percentage of .500. Sara Miller led North Greenville with 20 total assists for the game and Eaden Shockley assisted 13 times in the Crusader victory. Courtney Williamson came into the match in the third set and made her presence known coming up with 3 kills in the set and finishing with a total hitting percentage of .600 for the match.

Set 1

Through the first part of the set, North Greenville would battle out to an early 9-5 lead. The Valkyries would battle back but only within 4 points at a score of 13-9. The Crusaders would extend the lead to 18-13 prompting a timeout by Converse. Coming out of the timeout, Converse would win 2 straight points making it 18-15, thanks to a kill from Ansley Hodge. North Greenville would then put together 2 points of their own during a 7-1 run to end the set and eventually win it 25-16. The Crusaders were led by 4 kills from Paige Beisecker and 2 kills from the Miller sisters, Sara and Rachel. Eaden Shockley led the Crusaders with 6 assists and 4 assists came from Sara Miller. Converse College was led by Morgan Pearson, Kaylee Owens, Kiara Cannon and Ansley Hodge, each with 2 kills apiece. The Valkyries were also led by Lauren Tharrington with 5 assists and Jordan Mrkvicka with 3 assists.

Set 2

North Greenville quickly raced out to a 7-2 lead early in the second set with kills coming from Paige Beisecker and Emma Pepper. A key ace from Rachel Miller and 2 kills by Paige Beisecker would help the Crusaders extend their lead to 12-4. North Greenville maintained that lead past the halfway point in the set at a score of 19-11. From there, the Crusaders would finish on a 6-2 run to win the set 25-13 in dominating fashion. The Crusaders were led in the set by Paige Beisecker with 5 kills and Emma Pepper with 3 kills. They were also led in assists by Sara Miller with 8 and Eaden Shockley and Whitley Kahler with 2 apiece. Converse was led by Morgan Pearson, Kaylee Owens, Elizabeth Yohe, Kiara Cannon, Lauren Tharrington, and Alexis Pitts each with 1 kill. They were led in assists by Jordan Mrkvicka with 3 assists.

Set 3

Converse would take an early 3-2 lead before North Greenville tied it up at 4 early in the third set. This trend would continue as the two teams would tie again at 6. Converse and North Greenville battled neck and neck to yet another tie at 10 all. The Crusaders would go on a 5-0 run forcing a timeout from Converse. During the run North Greenville was powered by 2 kills from Courtney Williamson and 1 kill from Annie Beisecker. Converse would make a run and come as close as 5 points at 20-15 late in the third set. The Crusaders would go on yet another run to win the set 25-16 and win the match 3 sets to none. North Greenville was led by Courtney Williamson, who came in the match in the third set and helped the Crusaders with a .600 hitting percentage. They were also led by Rachel Miller with 4 kills in the set and Annie Beisecker and Courtney Williamson with 3 kills apiece. Sara Miller led the Crusaders with 8 assists in the set and Eaden Shockley accompanied her with 5 assists.


North Greenville

Kills: Paige Beisecker: 11

          Rachel Miller and Annie Beisecker: 6 kills apiece

Assists: Sara Miller: 20

              Eaden Shockley: 13

                         Converse College

Kills: Morgan Pearson, Alexis Pitts, and Ansley Hodge: 4 kills apiece

           Kaylee Owens and Kiara Cannon: 3 kills apiece

Assists: Lauren Tharrington: 9

             Jordan Mrkvicka: 6


North Greenville

Tuesday October 2nd, 2018: @Limestone


Converse College

Saturday September 29th, 2018: Southern Wesleyan