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Volleyball Splits USA South Quad Match To Close Regular Season
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Greensboro College volleyball team split their final USA South Athletic Conference quad-match of the regular season Saturday.
The Pride fell in five sets to Salem College before topping the Squirrels of Mary Baldwin, 3-0.
Salem won Set 1 25-15 before the Pride raced out to an 8-4 lead in Set 2 following a kill by Emily Horn.
After the Spirts pulled within two point, Greensboro went on a 7-1 spurt to pull out to a 18-10 lead before winning 25-20 to even the match at one set a piece.
Following the Set 2 win by the Pride, Greensboro rode the momentum to win Set 3 by a 25-21 score before dropping Set 4 25-22 to send the match into a decisive fifth set.
Greensboro then opened the decisive set with three straight points before falling 15-11.
Evan Sherer and Shayla Moss combined for 27 kills, while Katie Clark had 22 assists. Tori Belcher paced the Greensboro defense with 20 digs.
Following the defeat against Salem, Greensboro breezed by Mary Baldwin.
The Pride won the opening set by a 25-9 score before winning the next two sets by scores of 25-11 and 25-16.
Moss had a match-high 17 kills and Clark had 25 assists.
“I felt like today was very progressive for our girls,” Head Coach Kathy Bullock said. “We could have done a better of finishing but the girls showed a lot of character following a tough five-set loss to open the day.
“It was really good for us to finish our regular season on a good note heading into the conference tournament.”
The Pride volleyball team will return to action Tuesday when they open USA South Athletic Conference Tournament play. For more information on Greensboro College volleyball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.
Men’s Soccer Tops Methodist To Advance In USA South Tournament
GREENSBORO, N.C.- The Greensboro College men’s soccer team defeated the Monarchs of Methodist University in the first round of the USA South Conference Tournament Saturday, 4-1.
Greensboro struck for the first goal of the contest in the eighth minute. Jordy Briceno delivered a perfect ball to Jacob Owens, who then put it in the bottom left corner of the goal.
Nineteen minutes later, the Pride began to force their way back into Monarchs’ territory and Gerardo Peraza set up for a free kick.
Peraza then booted the ball to Darli Mihindou ran onto it and snuck in a header past Methodist’s keeper for the last goal of the half.
The game broke open with back-to-back goals from Carlos Barragan within just five minutes of each other. Assisting Barragan with those two goals were Jordy Briceno and Samuel Linker.
Barragan’s second goal and the Pride’s last goal of the game was his 16th of the season.
Methodist continued to fight and tacked on the last goal of the game in the 71st minute.
“Overall I thought we played well and started the game off really well,” Head Coach Tony Falvino said. “We capitalized off of a lot of opportunities and we created chances. Methodist changed the formation to try to push forward, but I think the guys dealt with it and recognized it early. Apart from a couple of hiccups, our back line gave a great performance.
“It’s good for us to continue to win so that our younger guys can get some playoff experience and so that we can send off our seniors on a good note.”
The men’s soccer team will return to action in the semifinals of the USA South Conference Tournament Friday. For more information on Greensboro College men’s soccer, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.
Football Falls Against Huntingdon
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College football team fell to the Hawks of Huntingdon College Saturday, 52-7.
Huntingdon took a 24-0 lead early in the second quarter and look to add to their advantage but senior linebacker Keon Reynolds recorded his first interception of the season to give the ball to the Pride on their own 33-yard line.
However, the Greensboro offense was not able to take advantage of the turnover and was forced to punt the ball right back to the Hawks.
Huntingdon was then able to extend their lead to 45-0 with 4:40 left to go in the third quarter before Greensboro put together an 11-play 75-yard drive to get on the board.
Following a 15-yard pass to Samuel Lykes, Derrin Little connected with Lykes once again from 22 yards out to make the score 45-6 before Jonathon Pfeiffer added the point after event.
The Hawks then scored the game’s final 10 points to secure the victory.
“Despite the outcome of today’s game, I am extremely excited to the head coach at Greensboro College,” Head Coach Greg Crum said. “Each game we have taken strides in the right direction, even though it has not been for a full 60 minutes.
“I can see direction of our program and I am extremely excited for the future of our program.”
James Pegues has a game-high 11 tackles, including one sack. Reynolds, who had the one of the Pride’s two interceptions, had nine tackles. Kasseem Bagley also had one interception.
The Pride will return to action at 1 p.m. Saturday when they travel to Ferrum College. For more information on Greensboro College football, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.