Cumberland Valley Christian

Second set is crucial in Blazers’ win

FREDERICK, Md. – The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers battled through a grueling second set and went on to defeat New Life Christian 3-0 Friday in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference girls volleyball match.

The Blazers (9-4, 8-3 MDCC) won the first game 25-19, but the second game turned into a back-and-forth struggle before the Blazers prevailed in overtime, 28-26.

“Set two was a momentum builder for us,” Blazers coach Carole Rosenberry said. “We were trailing 4-9, then slowly worked our way back to 12-12. At 23-21, we gave up 3 crucial points to trail 23-24. After a sideout, we scored two more points to inch ahead 25-24, but we were unable to keep the ball for the final point. We then gave up another point to trail once again 26-25. With a sideout, we played hard for two final points to clinch the set win.”

Holding a 2-0 lead, the Blazers maintained their momentum and earned a 25-17 victory in Game Three to take the match.

The Blazers had multiple players contribute in the statistics categories. Regan Bard had a team-leading 29 assists. Emilee Beam had 16 kills, Morgan Householder 12 kills and Kendra Bard four kills.

Also, Ryleigh Timmons led with 16 digs and Householder added four. In serving, Householder and Kendra Bard had four aces apiece, Timmons and Regan Bard had three each, and Maddie Eberly and Laurel Reitz each registered an ace.

New Life won the JV match, 2-0.