Volleyball Handles Meredith on the Road 3-2
The Pride volleyball team bounced back from a two match losing streak to beat Meredith on the road Wednesday 3-2 (29-27, 29-27, 14-25, 22-25, 15-12). Despite being USA South rivals, Wednesday's match will not count toward the conference standings.
Greensboro squeezed out two hard fought extra point victories to take a 2-0 lead. In set one, The Pride fell behind 4-0 early but turned the tables to go up 19-11. Meredith rallied late, and went on top in extra points before Megan Smith punctuated the 29-27 win.
The second set featured a tight back-and-forth competition throughout. Greensboro again gained the advantage when it mattered most, with an identical 29-27 victory.
The Avenging Angels got the best of The Pride in the third set with a convincing 25-14 win to stay alive. Meredith evened the match following set four, scoring the final three points of the set to pull out a 25-22 win.
After falling behind 2-0 in the fifth set, Greensboro rallied with five unanswered points. The Pride would not trail again, taking the match with a 15-12 decision.
Liz Widenhouse recorded a match high 25 kills, followed by Olivia Gough with 19. Cortland Phillips served up 52 assists for the night. Danielle Simpson picked up 23 digs, Widenhouse contributed 21 and Siarra Cates added 18.
Greensboro is now 9-4 on the season. The Pride will be off until Tuesday when Averett comes to town for the USA South opener. Match time is slated for 7 p.m. at Hanes Gym.