Bishops Split Conference Tri-Match in Greensboro

Fulton and B. Davis led the way during the Bishops trip to Greensboro.
Fulton and B. Davis led the way during the Bishops trip to Greensboro.

NCWU vs. Greensboro College, 0-3 

The NCWU Volleyball Team traveled to Greensboro on Friday for two conference matches. The first match against the Greensboro College Pride was another close three-setter, a Bishop loss 20-25, 22-25, and 24-26.  

NC Wesleyan's offensive effort was led by Katie Fulton's 11 kills. Senior outside hitter Bijou Patel tallied 5 kills. Setter Sloan Martin and middles Emily Foraker and Ludmila Borges each added 4 kills. Martin also earned 24 assists for the Bishops.  

Martin led the Bishop defense with 10 digs, followed by libero Barrett Davis with 9 digs. Senior Kira Kristjanson and first-year Fulton each added 8 digs. This was not enough to stop the Pride's offense, who outhit the Bishops by 0.023. 


NCWU vs. Pfeiffer University, 3-1 

The second conference matchup of the weekend was against the Pfeiffer University Falcons. The Bishops earned their first conference win, defeating the Falcons 25-17, 25-23, 14-25, and 27-25.  

Fifth-year senior Bijou Patel led the offense with 13 kills on the outside, followed by senior Aubrey Nicholson with 10 kills. Martin, Borges, and Fulton each added 9 kills. Combining with Foraker's 8 kills in the middle and Martin's 43 assists, the Bishops slightly outhit the Falcons.  

The Bishops' scrappy defensive effort was led by fifth-year libero Barrett Davis, who earned a career-high of 26 digs. Martin added 12 digs, followed by Kristjanson's 8 digs. 

NCWU sits at 1-2 in conference play and will host the Monarchs of Methodist University at 7 PM on Tuesday.  

Story Credit: Mary Catherine Davis