The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers had to battle from behind in the last set to defeat Shalom Christian 3-2 Friday in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference girls volleyball match.
“In set 5, we rallied from a 2-8 deficit to win 15-10 behind consistent serving from Kendra Bard and Niki Schussler,” Blazers coach Carole Rosenberry said.
The Blazers (1-2, 1-2 MDCC) rolled to a 25-16 victory in the first game, but they couldn’t maintain their momentum in the second game. Shalom, which had not won a game in its previous two matches, earned a 25-14 victory in Game 2.
The Blazers came back to win 25-20 in the third game and lost a tight one, 26-24, in the fourth game, setting up the decisive fifth game.
“Our matches against Shalom are always challenging and intense,” Rosenberry said. “This one was no different. Each set was a trade-off, alternating winners.”
For the Blazers, stat leaders were Maddie Eberly with 34 assists, Morgan Householder with 13 kills and four aces, Emilee Beam with 20 kills, Kendra Bard with six aces and Ryleigh Timmons with 28 digs.
Beam added 12 digs, Householder 10 and Schussler eight.
Shalom won the JV contest, 2-0.