Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

November 2, 2011

Kentucky Christian volleyball wins region

By Cody Evans - Staff Writer
Journal-Times

Nov. 2, 2011 —     The Lady Knights returned from Knoxville victorious this weekend, claiming the 2011 Mid-East Regional Tournament Championship. The Lady Knights handled the entire tournament in straight sets.

    The tournament moved the ladies’ season record to 27-8.

    Kentucky Christian University earned a number-one seed in the tournament due to an undefeated regular season Mid-East record.

    KCU breezed through Friday’s round-robin portion of the tournament, defeating Appalachian Bible College, 3-0 (25-11, 25-8, 25-15) and Crown College, 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-17).   

    KCU opened Saturday against Ohio Christian University. OCU couldn’t slow the ladies. KCU dispatched Ohio Christian, 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-12) to move on to the tournament final.

    KCU met tournament host and defending champion Johnson University in the championship match.

    The Lady Knights kept rolling, beating Johnson University, 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-18) for the Mid-East title.

    Freshmen Lauren Dunn, Megan Daniel, Jessi Hartzler were named All-Region honorable mention.

    Senior Ally Hall was named first-team All-Region and senior April Hershauer was named regional MVP.

    KCU will move on the take part in the national tournament held in Florida.

    Cody Evans can be reached at cevans@journal-times.com or by telephone at 1-800-247-6142.