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Eagles Finish Second in Knoxville

Pella Christian lost just one match at the volleyball tournament in Knoxville on Saturday and finished second on the day. The Eagles started by toppling Grinnell, 21 – 13 and 21 – 16. Logan De Graaf registered eight kills and Becca Gritters had seven. Pella Christian won in three sets over ADM, losing game one 16 – 21, but winning the next two 22 – 20 and 15 – 13. Pella Christian won their pool with a victory over Perry, 21 – 13 and 21 – 12. Moving onto the championship game, the Eagles were able to beat Knoxville again, losing game one 24 – 26, winning games two and three 25 – 21 and 15 – 12. Gritters came up with eight kills and two ace serves, and Lauren Jungling had 17 assists. Unfortunately, the Eagles couldn’t overcome ADM in the finals, losing in straight sets 24 – 26 and 13 – 25. Pella Christian finishes the regular season 18 – 15 and will host Cardinal of Eldon in the first round of the regional tournament on Tuesday.