Lady Rams Fall Short in Three-Set Loss to North Greenville

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (0-13) could not find the answers as the team took a tough three-set loss to the North Greenville Crusaders (7-7), Tuesday evening. The team showed some great efforts during the match, but could not get the points that mattered in the hard-fought match, 25-19, 25-15, and 25-15.

As a team, the Lady Rams had a solid effort, but were hampered by miscues in the match. The Lady Rams totaled 29 kills in the match, just nine fewer than their opponents, but the team committed 22 attack errors. The team also committed seven receiving errors in the match. WSSU senior middle blocker De Ann Smith led the way for the Lady Rams with 10 kills and a pair of block assists. Junior hitter Avoni Seymour added nine kills.

The first set was a hard-fought one for the Lady Rams who were within one point of their opponents, trailing 19-18. However, North Greenville rattled off a six to one run that included four WSSU miscues. Following the loss, the Lady Rams struggled to get into the match in the final two sets of the match. After falling into an early 8-4 deficit, the Lady Rams battled their way back into the match, trailing 13-11. However, it was then that North Greenville went on a 12-4 run to close out the set. In the final set, the Lady Rams once again fell into an early deficit, 6-2 and was never able to get back into the match, taking the 25-15 loss. 

The Lady Rams will not have long to wait for their next action as the team will host the Saint Augustine's Lady Falcons in a 6:00 p.m. match. For more information on Lady Rams volleyball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.