Shekinah Christian falls in regional final again
By Nicole Homsher
For The Madison Press
LANCASTER — The Shekinah Christian volleyball team saw it’s unbelievable season come to an end Saturday, Nov. 3, when it lost 3-1 in the regional final against Beaver Eastern.
It was a very intense atmosphere from the beginning with a chance to play for the state championship on the line.
The first game both teams had several opportunities to close out the game, but it was the Eastern Beavers who came out victorious winning 25-23.
The second game was similar to the first. Both teams had runs where they were out ahead of the other, but once again the Flames found themselves down two games this time losing 26-24.
Head coach Jerry Troyer knew being down two games was going to be tough, but knew his girls would not give up.
“These girls never give up so I knew we were going to win that third game,” Troyer said. “They have a never-die attitude and will always give everything they have. They are such a great group of girls and very resilient.”
The third game of the match was just as close as the first two only this time Shekinah finally pulled it together and won 25-23.
It all seemed to be coming together for the Flames as they went on an 8-point run to start the fourth game, but Eastern showed why they were undefeated and fought back to send Shekinah home with a 25-20 loss in the final game of the match.
Shekinah however have nothing to be ashamed of putting together and incredible season going 22-3 and earning the regional runner up.
“This was such an incredible experience for these girls and I couldn’t be more proud,” Troyer said.
“This is my last year coaching and with these seven seniors we just had such a great season. And now these girls will get about two or three days off until they start their basketball season. They are just such a great group of girls and it was a privilege coaching them.”