Cumberland Valley Christian

Blazers gut out 3-2 playoff win over Shalom

The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers displayed their grit by battling back to defeat Shalom Christian 3-2 Tuesday in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference girls volleyball quarterfinal playoff match.

Shalom cruised to a 25-11 victory in the first game and looked to be in control of the match. The Blazers, however, nailed down a 25-21 victory in game two before Shalom went ahead with a 25-14 decision in the third game.

The Blazers (11-8) earned extremely close victories of 25-22 and 15-13 to secure the match and advance to a semifinal date Thursday at top-seeded Calvary Christian.

“The girls did a great job pulling together tonight for this win,” Blazers coach Carole Rosenberry said. “They fought back after losing the first match, winning the second, losing the third, winning the fourth, and finally clinching the win in a very close fifth set. We are so proud of the effort each of them put in tonight.”

For the Blazers, Regan Bard had 29 assists, four blocks, four digs and two kills; Morgan Householder added 12 digs and five kills; Kerri Potteiger collected four kills and four digs; Emilee Beam contributed 22 digs, 16 kills and six aces; Ryleigh Timmons picked up 10 digs; Niki Schussler had two kills and two digs; and Kendra Bard added four kills.