The Pride volleyball team came up on the short end of two home matches on Friday against Guilford and Piedmont. The Pride lost to Guilford 3-2 (25-23, 9-25, 33-31, 22-25, 10-15) and Piedmont 3-1 (17-25, 15-25, 25-20, 16-25).
In the opening match against Guilford, Greensboro jumped out on top early with a 25-23 win. The Pride came out slow to start the second set and were unable to rebound, falling 25-9. However, Greensboro seemed to get things back on track in an extended back and forth third set with their best hitting performance of the match at .288. The 33-31 set victory gave The Pride a 2-1 match lead.
The Quakers battled back in the fourth set to pull out a 25-22 win and even the match at 2-2. The fifth and final set also belonged to Guilford by a count of 15-10.
Greensboro had another strong performance from Dana Sandknop (pictured) with seven kills to go along with a team high thirty-eight assists for the match. Guilford was led by Taylor Whitley, who passed for a match high 51 assists in the contest.
Against Piedmont, The Pride fell into an early 2-0 hole after suffering 25-17 and 25-15 set losses. Greensboro rebounded for a 25-20 win in set three to cut the match deficit to 2-1. Piedmont closed out the match, however, in set four with a decisive 25-16 win.
With the pair of losses, Greensboro falls to an overall record of 2-5 on the season. Greensboro will be back in action on Saturday at home against Peace at 12 p.m. and Roanoke at 6 p.m.