CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Despite the two teams seeing less of each other over the past few years, Ohio Christian and Kentucky Christian both came into Thursday evening knowing that bragging rights were on the line as the old rivals met once again in a non-conference matchup. The game would not disappoint, as it would take five sets to determine a winner. Despite a strong effort from the Lady Trailblazers, the Knights would pull together in the end to take the close victory in the fifth set.
The Knights would start the game off well, taking advantage of their opportunities to take a win in the opening set. OCU would respond, however, thanks to strong play from both Megan Morrison and Karee Neff. Neff, the team's libero, would be moved to an outside hitter after the first set, and she wasted no time making an impact. She would finish the game with 14 kills to lead the Lady Trailblazers' offensive attack. Both the second and third sets would end in narrow victories for OCU, putting them only a game away from the victory. Kentucky Christian would not go away, however, as they would rally from one set down to take the win in the fifth set.
OCU would finish the game with 48 kills and 100 digs. The loss moves the team to 8-13 overall and 1-4 in conference play. Next up for the Lady Trailblazers will be a River States Conference Quad Match hosted in Circleville. OCU will face both Brescia University and Indiana University Southeast. The games will begin at 12 & 2 PM.
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