KCU Avenges Loss

10.3.2012 | Cincinnati, OH

In the first home game of the season the Lady Knights lost to rival Cincinnati Christian University. The team knew that they were capable of playing better and beating CCU if they played to their potential. KCU played to their potential beating the Golden Eagles 3 sets to 2.

The fans definitely got what they paid for with the game tonight. All five sets were hard fought and close. The Lady Knights didn’t have a most valuable player for the game because every player showed up, played hard and smart, when your entire team is clicking it is hard to lose.

Cincinnati took the first set 25-22. Kentucky Christian fought back and won the second and third sets 25-18 and 25-21. The fourth set was the closest set, with the two teams trading points to 23-23 but CCU was able to get the final two points to even up the game at two sets a piece. The Lady Knights came to win and proved it in the fifth set when they took the early lead and did not let go, winning 15-12.

Coach Dixon was happy with his team and the victory, “Very, very proud of the effort that we played with tonight. We came into a very hostile environment and played with a maturity that was beyond what our years. Had ample opportunity to give up when they made runs but did not give into it.”

This weekend is another tough set of Mid-East region games when they host The Crown College Friday at 6pm and Johnson University at 1pm Saturday. Before the game on Friday evening Coach Dixon will be honoring former Lady Knight April Hershauer and her accomplishments on the court while at Kentucky Christian by retiring her jersey.