Volleyball: Grace Crushes Manhattan Christian in Three Sets

The Royals beat Manhattan Christian College, long-term rivals of Grace University, on Oct. 31 in 3 sets.
The Royals beat Manhattan Christian College, long-term rivals of Grace University, on Oct. 31 in 3 sets.

MANHATTAN, KANSAS: The Royals traveled to Manhattan, Kansas, to play the Manhattan Christian College Thunder on Tuesday, October 31.  Earlier this season, the Royals beat Manhattan in 5 sets; this time, the Royals beat the Thunder in 3 sets with scores of 25-23, 25-8, and 25-13.  The Royals are now 7-22 this season. 

The Royals narrowly won the first set 25-23 but crushed the second set, winning by 17 points at 25-8.  In the third set, the Royals continued to play well, beating Manhattan 25-13.  The Royals held Manhattan to a .088 hitting percentage while hitting .367 themselves.  Senior Aaliyah Dunbar had 15 of the Royals' 41 kills (.700); senior Becca Entz contributed 7 kills (.778), as did sophomore Alicia Pierce.  The Royals also had 60 digs, led by senior libero Chloe Corbett with 21 and sophomore Destiny Vazquez with 17. 

UP NEXT: The Royals will conclude their season on Saturday, November 4, in York, Nebraska, with a game against Friends University at 3 p.m. and a game against York College at 5 p.m. 

By Loretta Gamboe, SID Staff