TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The Converse College volleyball team had its two-match win streak come to an end at the hands of North Greenville on Friday evening inside Hayes Gymnasium. The Crusaders were able to pick up the win in straight sets.
Scores: Converse 0, North Greenville 3
Records: Converse (5-15, 2-4 CC), North Greenville (11-8, 6-1 CC)
Location: Hayes Gymnasium, Tigerville, S.C.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- Jasmine Finkley led the Valkyries with 11 kills, while Alexis Pitts added eight of her own
- Lottie Hutson and Lauren Tharrington each dished out 11 assists.
- Elizabeth Yohe finished the night with eight digs.
- NGU outhit the Vals .240 to .137
HOW IT HAPPENED
North Greenville was able to double-up Converse early (8-4), but a kill by Pitts sparked three straight points for the Vals, cutting the deficit to a single point. However, the Crusaders took control of the set with a commanding 15-6 run, pushing the lead to 23-13. Converse collected the next point, but NGU tacked on two of the next three points, taking set one 25-15.
After the two teams traded the initial eight points, North Greenville used a 7-2 spurt to take a comfortable 11-6 lead. Back-to-back kills by Brittany Tepedino and Finkley, followed by an attack error from the Crusaders pulled Converse to within two at 11-9.
From that point a 4-2 run by the Purple and Gold allowed Converse to knot the set at 13-all. The game would see eight ties down the stretch, but with the score at 21-all, NGU took four of the remaining five points to earn the set win and go up 2-0 in the match.
Once again North Greenville was the aggressor to open the set, building a 13-6 lead. Converse continued to battle and did not let the set get out of hand. However, the deficit proved to be too much as the Valkyries dropped set three 25-20 and the match, 3-0.
Converse will make the quick turnaround as it travels to Central, S.C. tomorrow afternoon to take on the Warriors o Southern Wesleyan University. First serve for that contest is scheduled for 2 p.m. inside Tysinger Gymnasium.