GC Pride Volleyball Cruses To 3-1 Victory Over NC Wesleyan

Posted by Press Release on October 9, 2014 at 6:20 am under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, NC — The Greensboro College volleyball team hosted their annual Volley For A Cure match on Wednesday evening. The Pride welcomed USA South Athletic Conference foe NC Wesleyan to Mayo C. Harlow Memorial Court and came away with a 3-1 victory.

In the first set of play, Greensboro College jumped out an early 6-4 lead following a 4-0 run. Liz Widenhouse fueled the short run with two service aces. However, the Bishops were able to counter with a run of their own to take a 10-6 lead on the Pride. Over the course of the remainder of the first set, the Bishops were able to in front of Greensboro College before the Pride used another long run to pull out the set 26-24 for the 1-0 lead in the match.

Following the exciting set one victory for the Pride, North Carolina Wesleyan then responded back to taking the second set of the match to even the score at one set a piece.

The third set of play was all Greensboro College from the opening serve. The Pride used a host of long runs to win the set 25-15 pulling back in front 2-1 in the match.

Greensboro College then continued their strong play in the fourth set winning 25-20 to close out the match for a 3-1 victory.

The Pride recorded a season high 14 service aces in the match. Darrian Bolt led the way for the Pride in aces with four to go along with three by Widenhouse and Holly Anders.

Widehouse was able to contribute a team high 18 kills while freshman outside hitter Shayla Moss contributed 16 kills. Bolt also led the way in assists in the match with 24. Bari Tressler also added 19 assists throughout the match.

With the win, the Greensboro College volleyball team improved their overall record to 14-8 on the season and 6-4 in USA South play. The Pride volleyball team will return to action this weekend as they travel to take on USA South foes Maryville College and Covenant College in Maryville, TN.


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