Women's Volleyball

Lady Eagles Fall in Three to Grace

Lady Eagles Fall in Three to Grace

The Faith Lady Eagles volleyball team dropped their home contest Tuesday night to visiting NAIA Grace University. Faith fell in straight sets, 3-0, and is now 6-5 on the year. 

Set one found the Eagles locked in a tight battle with the visiting Royals. The teams went back and forth, with Grace finally able to gain just a little breathing room at 16-14. Faith called a timeout, but Grace didn't slow down, pushing the lead to 18-14 before Faith could regain the serve. The teams traded points, but Faith wasn't about to go without a fight. JoJo Hodak served three in a row to pull Faith even at 20 apiece. Again the teams traded serve, with Grace regaining the lead at 23-22. Grace then ended the match with two points to win 25-22 in set one. 

Game two was a mirror of game one, with Grace again taking a 17-14 lead to force a Faith timeout. Unfortunately, this time it was the Eagles who struggled out of the time out, with some unforced errors allowing Grace to push the lead to 19-14. Faith could not recover from those errors, losing the set 18-25.

Grace rode that momentum into set three, jumping out to an 8-1 lead and looked in control of the match. Faith dug deep behind Emily Wolfe's serving, pulling back within one, 9-10. Faith would hang with Grace for the next several points, trailing 19-21, but could get no closer as Grace ended the set and the match with a 25-21 victory.

The Lady Eagles return to action at home on Friday. Faith will play in a triangular with Emmaus Bible College and Calvary Bible College. Emmaus and Calvary will play at 4:00 PM, followed by Faith and Emmaus at 6 PM. Faith will play Calvary in the night cap, scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM.

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