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Lady Chargers finish regular season
In their final regular season match of the year, the Ancilla College volleyball team fell to NJCAA No. 3 Grand Rapids Community College 27-25, 25-7, 25-15.
In the first game, the Lady Chargers put a scare into a team that only lost two games in the Michigan Community College Athletic Associationâ€™s Western Conference all season. Ancilla led for the first part of the game before the visiting Raiders took the lead at 5-4 and stretched their lead to as much as five at 19-14. The Lady Chargers battled back, taking the lead back at 25-24 behind five straight points the longest run of the game. But unfortunately for Ancilla, the Raiders prevailed by scoring three straight points to end the game at 27-25.
Grand Rapids dominated the second game, winning 25-7. In game three Ancilla found itself down 13-11 midway through the game before the Raiders scored twelve of the last sixteen points of the match, winning 25-15.
Hayley Mavrick led Ancilla with five kills, while Kelly Duke picked up four and led the team in digs with 11.Kristen Trudell assisted on 10 of Ancillaâ€™s 18 kills in the match.
Ancilla finishes the regular season at 19-14, their best finish since 2007.
The Lady Chargers are off until Nov. 2, when they travel to Grand Rapids for the NJCAA Region XII, District F Tournament, where they will face off against Sinclair Community College (29-4) in the first round at 4 p.m.