The Journal Gazette
Saturday, November 09, 2019 10:30 pm

Grace upsets USF to reach semifinals


Grace’s volleyball team has proved doubters wrong all season. They did so again on Saturday afternoon.

The Lancers, who have battled through key injuries this fall, shocked St. Francis with a 3-2 win in the quarterfinals of the Crossroads League Tournament.

Grace lost the first two sets but showed tremendous resiliency to upset the Cougars (21-13), who are receiving votes in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.

With the win, Grace (17-17) will advance to the tournament semifinals. The Lady Lancers will travel to No. 12 Marian at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Anna Frey just missed a double-double with 15 kills and nine digs, and Gabbey Harrington produced 14 kills on a .205 percentage.

Makaela Lochmueller was a force at the net with seven kills and seven block assists, and Deborah Michalski had eight kills. Gina Novotny tallied 20 digs with two aces, and Grace Erwin had eight digs.


Alexa Hill produced 46 assists, 10 digs and 6 block assists in a memorable performance.



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