Calvary University Volleyball came out of a 5-set thriller with a win in Joplin, MO, over Ozark Christian College. The Lady Warriors had an excellent start to the game, coming out of the first set with a 25-21 victory. The Ozark Ambassadors had an answer for the Warriors, taking the next two sets 25-21, and 25-23. “The first set started out with high energy and focus,” said Coach Ashley Spicer. “We played tough the next two sets, but it wasn’t until the fourth set that we had an answer for Ozarks hitters.”
Going into the fourth set, Ozark had the momentum with a 2-1 lead over Calvary. The Warriors made adjustments to their defense and came out of the 4th set with a narrow 28-26 victory to take the match to a fifth set.”They played through pain and kept their focus on their serves,” said Coach Spicer. “Our aggressive serving is what kept our momentum going.” The Ambassadors were unable to find an answer for the Lady Warriors serves and hits, and the Lady Warriors came out of the fifth set with a 15-8 victory.
Jenny Her led the way with 35 digs followed by Anna Holloway with 24 of her own. The Warriors also had a star performance from Leah Grady who came out of the game with 5 solo blocks. The Warriors serving proved to be a difference maker with 8 aces as a team in the 3-2 victory. “We did a good job keeping an even tempo with our serves and communication,” said Anna Holloway. “We stayed really positive anytime we had trouble and we kept our ‘fix-it’ mentality throughout the entire game.”
The Lady Warriors will next travel to Ellendale, ND to take on both Trinity Bible College, and Dakota College at Bottineau in a Tri-match on Friday.