Greensboro College Volleyball Suffers Setback Against Guilford

Volleyball Suffers Setback Against Guilford
from Wes Gullett, Greensboro College SID
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College volleyball team suffered a 3-0 setback against the Quakers of Guilford College Wednesday.

Guilford took the opening set by a 25-14 score, before narrowly winning the final two sets by scores of 25-18 and 25-17.

In the third set, the Pride found themselves down by five but rallied back to take a narrow lead. However, Guilford stopped the Greensboro rally and secured the win.

“Tonight we had moments where we did a great job of hustling after balls, but we did a poor job of keeping Guilford out of system,” Head Coach Kevin Troup said. “We couldn’t stop their outsides tonight and ultimately paid for it.”

Alycia Artis paced Greensboro with 10 kills and two service aces, while Sarah Egbers and Jasha Reed combined for 11 kills.

Defensively, Tori Belcher posted a match-high 16 digs.

The Pride will return to action Saturday when they travel to Salem College for a USA South tri-match with N.C. Wesleyan College and the host Spirits. For more information on Greensboro College volleyball, continue to follow

College Volleyball Final – Guilford 3, Greensboro 0

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Morgan Tompkins had a match-high 15 kills on .419 hitting in Guilford College’s 3-0 volleyball shutout at Greensboro College Wednesday night. The Quakers’ sixth straight win gave Guilford a sweep of the two matches between the city rivals this year.

The Quakers (14-7) hit a season-high .356 in the match, committing just eight errors in 45 attempts. Guilford hit a blistering 536 in the first set, which resulted in a 25-14 victory. The Quakers were not seriously threatened late in the final two sets, which they won 25-18 and 25-17. The contest saw 13 tie scores and seven lead changes.

Jasmine Gaines (Asheboro, N.C./Asheboro) delivered seven putaways and Christian Ritter (Asheboro, N.C./Eastern Randolph) added six as all of the Quakers’ available students competed in the match. Junior setter Tina Eucker had 39 assists in an efficient offense that generated 42 assists on Guilford’s 45 kills. Eucker moved into fifth place among the Quakers’ season assists leaders (767) in the contest. Ritter and Eucker both picked up 16 digs, tops on the team, and McKinley Durham (Mebane, N.C./Eastern Alamance) added seven. Ritter assumed fourth place among the Quakers’ career digs leaders (1,108).

Alycia Artis put down 10 kills on .667 hitting and served up two aces for Greensboro. Sarah Egbers chipped in six kills and had 12 digs. Tori Belcher led the Pride with 16 pickups and Katie Clark totaled 26 assists.

Coach Emily Gann’s Quakers return to Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play Saturday with road matches at Eastern Mennonite University and Bridgewater College.