ANKENY, Iowa – The volleyball team embarked on a new season in top form, winning the Spikefest Tournament title, held at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa.
Maranatha shook off the rust after a 26-24 set one loss in the team’s opener to Faith, reeling off three straight wins for their first match win of the season.
The rest of the tournament was all Maranatha, with nine straight set wins over Grace University, North Central and finally the championship win over Presentation College at 3:30 p.m.
In the three matches preceding the championship game, senior middle blocker Laci Peterson (Chillicothe, IL) posted 40 kills (4 per set), and 14 digs in the win over Faith.
Sophomore libero Sam Swiatek (Walled Lake, MI) compiled 48 digs over those three matches, and her along with Peterson, were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Maranatha travel to Dunbar, WI to take on the Northland Pioneers on Saturday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m.