KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Maranatha broke open a 15-11 lead before watching #3 Kentucky Christian rally to within one. The Crusaders stifled any further comeback attempt by scoring the next four points to win, 25-21.
Kentucky jumped out to a 4-1 lead in set two only to watch it evaporate into a 7-4 lead for Maranatha. Peterson and the Crusaders never lost control, cruising to a 25-17.
Both teams fought a tightly contested set three until KCU managed a 12-9 lead. Maranatha regained a 19-17 lead and eliminated Kentucky from the Tournament with a 25-19 win.
Maranatha advances to the semifinal game on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Central Time against #5 Ozark Christian College.