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Volleyball Fends Off Westminster, Clinches Five-Set Battle

Volleyball Fends Off Westminster, Clinches Five-Set Battle

FULTON, Mo. – The Panthers showed their resolve once again Tuesday night, outpacing a pesky Westminster squad 3-2 in Fulton.

Greenville quickly jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the conference duel, but dropped sets three and four to the home Bluejays before clinching the fifth with a scoring breakdown of 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 28-30 15-11.

Sophomore Corinne Coon led the Panthers offensively blasting a team-high 20 kills in the contest. Fellow underclassman Nicole Schaeffer added 18 kills of her own in the win. Senior specialist Jannell “Nelly” Crow dished out 58 assits to contribute to the strong offensive performance.

Defensively sophomore MB Taylor Bruner turned in a strong performance, serving up four block solos and three block assits. Senior Sidney Cooper and junior Ansley DeVrieze both added 26 digs in the counter attack.

With the win Greenville advances to 15-5 (9-2 SLIAC) and currently sits in a second place tie with Webster in the SLIAC standings. Tuesday nights 3-2 win marks the third straight game that the Panthers have been forced into a fifth period battle and have come out victorious.

Volleyball will next take the court against McKendree University in the second half of the season series. Greenville won the teams first meeting in dramatic fifth-set fashion, and will look to repeat that performance on Friday, October 14 at 7:00 pm at home.


This story was published on October 11, 2011

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