DES MOINES, Iowa—The Faith Eagles volleyball team is back in the win column after a 3-0 win over Union College Tuesday evening. Faith controlled the first set and rallied from small deficits in sets two and three to halt their eight-game losing streak.
The Eagles set the tone in set one, taking advantage of solid attack play with 13 kills in the opening frame. Union tied the score at 15 each before kills by Bekah Smith, Jen Smith, Anissa Greiner, and Alicia Smith, all in succession, widened the gap and propelled the Eagles to a 25-19 win.
Faith fell behind, 6-2, in the second frame. A nine-point run by the Eagles swung momentum in the opposite direction. The charge was led, once again, by solid attack play from Anissa Greiner and Alicia Smith, who combined for four kills in the nine-point run. Once the Eagles had momentum, they carried it all the way to an easy 25-14 victory.
The third set was close at the beginning and end, but the middle part of the frame was the difference for the Eagles. Faith went on a 5-0 run in the middle of the frame to expand their lead from one to six. Several errors by Union College helped the Eagles' cause. A late charge by Union closed the gap to 22-21 before three more errors sealed the victory for the Eagles.
The Eagles face Calvary at Ankeny Christian Academy on Friday at 6:00 p.m.