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Pippa Passes, KY: On September 7th, the Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles volleyball team played the defending Mideast Regional Champions from Johnson University. The match was a nail-biter the entire way before the Royals pulled out the victory.

Alice Lloyd College 20 25 23 20
Johnson University 25 22 25 25

In Game 1, the defending champions sprinted out to a 14-7 advantage only to watch the hosts fight back to slice the deficit to just one (21-20). JU then closed the match out with 4 points to win 25-20.

In Game 2, the two squads battled from the start as the game stayed close. Leading 24-22, Lady Eagle Samantha Sturgill closed the game with a big ace on the final serve to earn a 25-22 victory for her club.

In crucial Game 3, the two teams played well as they both knew the importance of gaining an advantage. The fans witnessed 9 ties in the tight set, the last being 23-23. Unfortunately, Johnson received a big kill and an ace to earn the hard-fought game, 25-23.

Game 4 was a must-win for ALC. With the score knotted at 17-17, the Royals crept ahead by two (22-20) before a 3-0 flurry gave them the victory, 25-20.

On the day for the hosts, Sturgill led the squad with 21 assists while Callie Richardson led in kills with 9. Mckenzie Brewer’s 8 digs paved the way in that department.