The Lady Warriors fell Friday night to the Eagles from Faith Baptist Bible College. The Eagles rallied from a 1-2 deficit to defeat Calvary 18-25, 25-23, 27-25, 19-25, 14-16. With the loss, the Warriors fall to 5-7 on the season.
The Warriors and Eagles had met earlier in the 2020 season in Ankeny, IA with Faith sweeping Calvary 3-0. CU was out for a little revenge as the two teams took the court at The Pyramid Athletic Center.
“We had some great contributions from a lot of different players tonight,” Warrior Head Coach Josh Johnson said. “I am proud of this team and how they responded with joy. This match was about desire. Sets two and three were all out battles. At the end we got a little tired and got frustrated at a couple of calls and didn’t quite finish it.”
Hannah Davidson led the Warriors with 20 kills and 25 digs on the night. Tori Veltkamp continues to run the offense efficiently and finished with 35 assists. Leah Grady contributed 11 kills, with five blocks. Grady added 35 digs to power the Warriors defensively as the team was so close to capturing a dramatic home win. “Leah has had a tough year coming back from the ACL tear,” stated Johnson. “It has been a battle, and she’s nearing the top of the mountain. She’s really coming through in the clutch for us. This is her first year playing in the back row and it has been a blessing to have her in that role.”
Next up, the Warriors will be on the road next Tuesday for a match in Nevada, MO against Cottey College.