GC Volleyball Splits USA South Tri-Match Finaleme

The Pride volleyball team split a critical USA South tri-match on Saturday, beating LaGrange 3-2 (25-18, 27-25, 24-26, 23-25, 15-8) and falling to Meredith 3-1 (19-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-21).

Against LaGrange, The Pride won the first set in ease by a final count of 25-18. The second set was tight from the beginning, with Greensboro coming away with a 27-25 win in extra points.

The Pride were forced to rally from five down in the third but came up short in extra points 26-24. LaGrange carried the momentum into the fourth, squeaking out a 25-23 win to force a decisive fifth set.

Greensboro raced to an early 6-2 lead in the final set and clinched the match with a 15-8 win.

Liz Widenhouse recorded a match high 25 kills with Olivia Gough adding 19. Cortland Phillips finished the match with 59 assists. On the defensive end, five players reached double figures in digs with Danielle Simpson leading the way with 29. Siarra Cates also contributed 22. Four different players also notched a block assist.

In the night cap, The Pride raced out to a 25-19 victory in the first set. Meredith rallied with three straight victories to close out the match and put an end to Greensboro’s postseason hopes.

Widenhouse knocked home a match high 23 kills with Gough chipping in with 11. Phillips finished with 42 assists. On defense, Simpson picked up a match high 12 digs to lead The Pride.

Greensboro is now 15-13 on the season and concludes conference play at 4-7. The Pride will wrap-up the 2012 season on Tuesday at home against Salem.