MANITOWOC, Wisconsin—The Faith Eagles finished the weekend strong on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Mount Mary University, the same team they lost to on Friday evening, along with a match against Holy Family as part of a double-header. The Eagles found a way to regroup and will their way to a victory to leave Wisconsin on a winning note.
On Friday, the Eagles lost three sets to one against Mount Mary, despite a great performance from Bekah Smith, who finished with nine kills and 12 points overall in the loss. All three sets were close, with the Eagles' grabbing the third set in the 3-1 loss. Mount Mary recorded 44 kills in the match.
On Saturday, the Eagles rallied together, and flipped the script on Friday night's performance against Mount Mary, earning a spirited 3-1 win to finish the weekend on a cheerful note.
After a 17-17 tie in the first set, the Eagles responded with an 8-1 run to win the opening frame, 25-18. Faith used that momentum to catapult them to another win in set two, 25-19.
Faith jumped to a 13-9 lead in the third set, and it looked like they were going to deliver the knockout punch, but Mount Mary rallied for a 25-19 win to take the match to a fourth set.
In the fourth set, the score was tied twice, but the Eagles never trailed. A pair of kills by Alicia Smith helped to seal the victory late in the match for Faith. Three Eagles finished in double-digit scoring, led by Anissa Greiner with 13 points, Bekah Smith with 11.5 points, and Alicia Smith with 10.
The Eagles return to action Monday night with a home contest against Waldorf at 7:00 p.m. at Ankeny Christian Academy.