SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Converse College Volleyball Team (2-12) hosted North Greenville University (7-6) for their first conference game of the season Tuesday evening. Despite a valiant effort, the Valkyries fell to the Crusaders 3-1.
Converse took the early lead in the first set quickly finding themselves up 5-0. But the Crusaders picked up some momentum and ultimately won the set 25-23. The second set began with even exchanges between the two teams and the remainder of the match was incredibly close. North Greenville pulled away in the final points and secured a 25-20 victory.
Converse found its rhythm in the pivotal third set after taking a 7-2 lead and never looking back. The Valkyries defeated the Crusaders 25-18, but North Greenville came back strong in the fourth set winning 25-13 and ultimately walking away with the victory.
The Valkyries will take the next few days to prepare for their matchup against Erskine College on September 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hannah Gym at Converse College.