ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The men's volleyball team split a pair of matches in St. Louis on Saturday. Greenville took a three-set win over Maranatha Baptist in the day's opening match before falling in three sets to Fontbonne.
In the day's opening match, Greenville defeated Maranatha 25-10, 25-18, 25-18 in just 58 minutes. It was GU's second victory against MBU this season.
The Panthers produced 11 kills/1 error/27 attacks/.370 hitting percentage in the first set before slipping to 12/6/27/.222 in the second set. Greenville improved to 14/5/27/.333 in the final set.
Kyle Ward gave Greenville an effort of 9/4/17/.294 to lead the team in kills.
Peter Binder provided Greenville with a line of 6/1/20/.250 as they gave him extensive action on the attack.
In the day's second match, the Panthers were set back 25-21, 25-23, 25-11 in their second match of three this season against Fontbonne.
The Panthers outhit Fontbonne in the first set as they produced a line of 15/6/42/.214 compared to an 8/2/33/.182 effort from Fontbonne, but Greenville was victimized by nine service errors that gave Fontbonne effortless points.
Greenville slipped to 14/7/39/.179 in the second set and fell to 8/5/29/.103 in the final set.
Overall, Greenville gave away 40 points in the match.
George Black produced a solid line of 13/5/31/.258 to lead the team in kills.
Smith added 30 set assists, and Nelson had another 12 digs.
At the net, Smith added a solo block and block assist.
The Panthers (9-7) travel to Lincoln for matches on Wednesday against Lincoln's junior varsity and varsity teams.