Outside attacker Gregory Torres had yet another big offensive performance in conference play to keep North Greenville in sole possession of first place.
The freshman finished with a match-high 14 kills on a .423 attack percentage as North Greenville defeated North Greenville 25-23, 25-23, 25-17 on Wednesday in Tigerville, South Carolina.
This was the sixth ConfCarolinas match so far this season that Torres had double-digit kills. In addition, Torres entered this match seventh in the conference and in the nation’s top 40 with a 3.34 kills per game average.
Torres’ biggest offensive production came in the second game with a game-high seven kills, including four kills in a six-play span midway through the game. The outside attacker in the first game also had the game-winning kill to help jump start the home sweep.
Setter Sergio Carrillo had 32 assists to help guide the Crusaders offense to out-hit the Tornado .341 to .226.
Along with Torres, outside attacker Diego Rosich had 10 kills against King (9-10, 5-3 ConfCarolinas)
North Greenville (12-4, 7-1 ConfCarolinas) ended with seven aces – six more aces than King. Both Roscich and middle attacker Michael de la Cruz led all players with three aces.
The victory extends North Greenville’s conference winning streak to seven matches and extends its lead in the ConfCarolinas to one-and-half matches ahead of second-place Mount Olive. King remains in third place following the loss but had a chance to move into a tie with North Greenville with a win.
All-ConfCarolinas outside attacker Joshua Kim in the loss had a match-high 13 kills on a .435 attack percentage. Kim was the Tornado to have more than both two kills and a .200 attack percentage.