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Volleyball to play for NCCAA Championship, defeats Fresno Pacific 3-2

Volleyball to play for NCCAA Championship, defeats Fresno Pacific 3-2


By James Vallone

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- In the first semi-final match of the day the Lady Hawks defeated the No. 1 Fresno Pacific, 3-2. The victory sends Shorter to the championship match this afternoon versus the winner of the McMurry University / Campbellsville University match up. The championship will be played at 3 pm.

Shorter (28-6) saved their best set performance of the day for the deciding fifth set, when the Lady Hawks outhit Fresno Pacific .57 to .158. The Lady Hawks took the match 25-23, 12-25, 25-20, 25-10, and 15-10; despite being outhit for the match .174 to .080.

Jasmine Crook tied her season high with 22 kills, while also adding 18 digs and four blocks.

Tanequa Whitman led the team with 23 digs.

Loren Olive recorded three service aces and 13 digs, along with seven kills. Anna Graham had nine kills and one block.

Jordan Corder had 15 digs and 39 assists.

The fifth set had Fresno Pacific leading 9-8 before Shorter would go on a 7-1 run to take the match. The final run was aided by two Olive aces, a block from Crook and Graham, and the match ended with a Crook kill.

McMurray defeated Shorter in the first match of the tournament, 3-1. McMurray was able to take the top spot in Pool B be virtue of a tie-breaker with Shorter as both teams finished with identical 3-1 records, with McMurray suffering their lone defeat versus Trinity Christian.

Campbellsville advanced as the second qualifier from Pool A, behind Fresno Pacific. Campbellsville was the fourth seed in the tournament and finished pool play with a 2-2 record and advanced via a one set playoff over Southern Wesleyan, 25-14.

Complete information on the tournament can be found via this link, with live video available here.

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