Pride Volleyball Earns First Win, Splits Day Two at Averett

The Greensboro volleyball team outlasted Roanoke on Saturday to earn its first win of the year.  The Pride rebounded from a 3-0 morning defeat against Washington & Lee to grind out a 3-2 win.  Saturday's matches marked the conclusion of a two-day, four match tournament at Averett.

Greensboro came out on the short end by a score of 25-20 in set one of the early match against Washington & Lee.  The Pride hung close in set two but were unable to even things in a 25-18 setback.  The third set belonged to the Generals, as Washington & Lee rolled to a 25-7 win to close out the match.

Liz Widenhouse recorded a team leading seven kills while Dallas Hasty added six.  Dana Sandknop (pictured) contributed 12 assists while Danielle Simpson came away with 15 digs.

Greensboro bounced back nicely in the afternoon showdown with Roanoke.  The Pride grabbed an early 2-0 lead with identical 25-23 set wins.  After being handed a 25-13 defeat in set three, Greensboro fell short of polishing off the win in a 25-23 loss in set four that left the match even at 2-2.  With the momentum swinging in favor of Roanoke, The Pride failed to back down while holding on for a 15-13 victory in the deciding set.

Widenhouse again knocked home a team high in kills with 23.  Sandknop set-up a total of 36 scoring opportunities from her setters position.  Simpson, meanwhile, helped strengthen the Greensboro defense with 32 digs.

The split leaves Greensboro with a 1-3 record on the young season.  The Pride will return to action on Tuesday, September 6 at home against Salem.  Start time is set for 7 p.m. at Hanes Gym.