GC Volleyball Drops Two on Final Day of Averett Classic

DANVILLE, Va. — The Greensboro College Pride volleyball team returned to action on Sunday afternoon for the second day of the Averett Cougars classic. In the first match of the afternoon, the Pride fell to the Wasps of Emory & Henry 3-1 before falling to Roanoke 3-0.

The Pride came out of the gate sluggish in the match dropping the first set 25-12 before fighting all the way to the end of the second set but fell 28-26.

In the second set of play, Greensboro College trailed throughout the early portion before taking their first lead of the set at 21-20. Once Greensboro took the lead in the set, both teams traded points back and forth until the Wasps came back to tie the game at 26-26 before going on to win the set 28-26.

After the Pride fell behind 2-0, they were able to cut the deficit to 2-1 after taking the must win third set 25-20.

Greensboro College’s Megan Baranko helped rush the Pride to an early 5-1 while recording three of her seven kills in the match. However, Emory & Henry was able come back over the course of the set to tie the set at 14-14. The Pride then kept the score tight before using a 5-1 run to close out the set winning 25-20. But the Wasps were able to win the fourth set to close out the match 3-1.

Greensboro College was led by freshman Shayla Moss with nine kills, while Liz Widenhouse tallied eight of her own. Bari Tressler (17) and Darrian Bolt both passed for double digit assists in the match. The Pride also had 64 total digs in the contest with Holly Anders recording a team high 19.

In the final match of the tournament, the Pride fell in straight sets to the Maroons of Roanoke College.

With the two losses on the day, the Pride’s overall record falls to 1-3. The Greensboro College volleyball team will make their 2014 home debut on Wednesday evening when the Spirits of Salem College come to Hanes Gymnasium at 7:00 PM.