GC Women’s Volleyball Beats Piedmont, Falls to Methodist

Posted by Press Release on October 13, 2012 at 11:19 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

The Greensboro College volleyball team picked up a hard fought 3-2 (25-22, 17-25, 16-25, 25-17, 15-12) win over Piedmont but fell to Methodist 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-13) in a USA South tri-match at Methodist on Saturday.

In the first match of the day against Piedmont, The Pride broke open a tight first set to pick up a 25-22 win. The Lions flipped the momentum in set two, pulling away for a 25-17 victory to even the match at 1-1.

Piedmont carried the momentum over to set three, opening up a 12 point advantage en route to a 25-16 win. Greensboro rebounded nicely in the fourth set, rallying from an early deficit to run away for a 25-17 finish.

The Pride fell behind 11-5 in the decisive fifth set but again came from behind, closing the set out with a 10-1 run to clinch the match.

Olivia Gough paced the offense with 16 kills while Megan Baranko contributed 14. Cortland Phillips finished with 34 assists while Danielle Simpson led five Greensboro players in double figures in digs with 25. Baranko led the front wall with three block solos and a block assist.

In match two, Methodist gained revenge for an early season loss to The Pride with a 3-0 victory this time around. The Monarchs set the tone from the start, rolling to a 25-14 decision in set one.

Methodist edged Greensboro in set two 25-22 and closed out the match with a 25-13 final.

Gough again had a team high in kills with 11. Phillips dished out 21 assists and Siarra Cates picked up 13 digs.

With the split, The Pride go to 11-10 overall and 2-5 in the conference. Greensboro is scheduled to travel to Averett on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. match.


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