DANVILLE, VA — A new era for the Greensboro College women’s volleyball team started on Saturday afternoon. Head Coach Kaci Pike picked up her first career win with the Prides two match split at the 20th Annual Averett Cougars Classic. The Pride defeated Hollins 3-2 before falling against Randolph College 3-0.
Hollins was able to take an early 1-0 lead after taking the first set 25-12 from the Pride.
Trialing one set to none going into the second set, Hollins once again jumped out to an early 10-6 lead before the Pride responded back with an 8-0 run behind the serving of Dallas Hasty, pulling out to a 14-10 lead of their own. For the remainder of the third set, the two teams traded points back and forth with Greensboro coming away with the victory tying the match at one game apiece.
Greensboro then used the momentum they established in the second set, taking the third set pulling out to a 2-1 lead. However, Hollins took the fourth set forcing the game into a decisive fifth set.
Once the fifth set started, the heart of the Pride came out as Liz Widenhouse served up the set’s first five points giving Greensboro the 5-0 lead. After the Pride pulled out to the 5-0 lead, Hollins once again pulled themselves back into the match within one at 8-7. Both teams fought back and forth down the stretch but the Pride went on for the 15-11 set five win and the match 3-2.
Senior Liz Widenhouse led the Pride in both the kills and digs category with 17 kills and 21 digs. Dallas Hasty, Holly Anders, and Darrian Bolt also posted double figures in the digs category with 19, 13, 12 respectfully. Pride freshman setter Darrian Bolt led Greensboro in the assists category with 44.
After defeating Hollins on the first match of the day, they fell to the Wildcats of Randolph 3-0.
The Pride volleyball team will return to action tomorrow for day two of the Averett University Tournament.