North Greenville Fights 5 Setter To Win Over Erskine (Feb. 28 Recap)

  0 Carly DeMarque | March 01st, 2018 | College - Men's Indoor, Conference Carolinas, MIVA, News

February 28 brought us some Conference Carolina action along with a top-notch MIVA battle for the top spot in the league. North Greenville, King and Limestone found themselves with victories from the Conference Carolina side of things while Loyola-Chicago swept Lewis to take over the sole first-place position in the MIVA.

North Greenville def. Erskine 3-2, (24-26, 25-22, 20-25, 25-18, 15-13)

North Greenville used all of their powers to take down Erskine in a five-set showdown. NGU fell in the first set but came back in the second to tie things up at 1-1. They couldn’t keep that momentum going into the third but quickly turned things around in the fourth to force a fifth and deciding set. In that final set, the Crusaders fought until the end to take the 15-13 fifth set win.

Matthew McManaway led the Crusaders with 12 kills and 9 blocks while Jackson Gilbert and Brandon Baker posted 8 kills each. From the back row, Dustin King picked up a match-best 18 digs.

Limestone def. Emmanuel 3-0, (25-20, 25-13, 25-22)

Limestone picked up a straight-set Conference Carolina win over Emmanuel. The Saintes posted a .319 hitting clip in the match while holding their opponent to a lost .174 hitting percentage.

Anthony Savage posted a match-best 12 kills while Francisco Salinger Cenzual added another 10. At the serving line, Salinger Cenzual recorded 5 aces while Savage posted 3 along with Geraldo Rivera’s 3. Florian Ruhm controlled the backcourt with 8 digs while Logan Riley dished out 31 assists.

King def. Lees-McRae 3-0, (25-13, 25-18, 25-14)

King used strong defense to take down Lees-McRae in a three-set match. Lees-McRae struggled to find any sort of offense as they recorded a negative hitting percentage of -.057 and just 5 blocks. Jeff Sprayberry led the King offense with 11 kills on a .556 hitting clip while Dalton Johnson posted 7 blocks with three being solo blocks.

Other matches:

#5 Loyola-Chicago took down #8 Lewis in straight sets in front of a home crowd. This match puts the Ramblers at the top of the MIVA for the sole first-place position this season. Read about it here.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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