This match was the best I’ve seen the girls play against Manhattan in many years,” said Professor Barnes. “The team competed and played strong.” The Warriors played against Manhattan Thunder, Tuesday, 10 October. Calvary started off fighting point for point in the first set, but dropped momentum and ended up losing 14-25. In the second set, the Warriors started off with intensity, serving the ball tough, nailing their hits, and digging everything Manhattan Thunder was throwing at them. Early in the set, Manhattan called both of their timeouts to stop the momentum, but they were unsuccessful. The Warriors took the second set strongly, winning 25-13. The third set started off slower, but a few points into the match the Warriors began to regain momentum coming back from a 5-point deficit. Tying it up 19-19, Manhattan had fewer errors and were able to go on a 6-2 scoring run securing the victory. The fourth set was a grind as both teams were tired and doing their best to win the long rallies. “We were right there with Manhattan. A couple of little adjustments, and we would have won,” said Head Coach Jojo Wilkes. “This isn’t the last time we are going to see them. We will play them again at conference and regionals and have the opportunity to take it to them again. Our team has improved so much and will be able to continue to grow and hit their open spots in the games to come.” Defense from Alli Edwards, Miriam McCubbin, Haley Arneson, and Jillian Nipple was fantastic and kept the Warriors engaged in the long rallies. Jillian Nipple led the Calvary offense with 29 assists, Leah Grady – 13 kills and Kenleigh Elder – 9 kills. Alli Edwards brought the heat from the service line with 5 aces.
The Warriors prepare for a long weekend of volleyball as they travel to play Emmaus Bible College and Faith Baptist Bible College, Friday and Saturday, 13-14 October.
Calvary University vs. Manhattan Christian College
Set 1: 14-25
Set 2: 25-13
Set 3: 21-25
Set 4: 19-25