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.
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.