The Dayton Christian Lady Warriors closed out the 2018 regular season with a remarkable come-from-behind victory over the Carlisle Indians on Thursday evening.
DC began the night by jumping out to a one-set lead before Carlisle stormed back to dominate the next two sets and appeared to have taken control of the match. The Warriors, however, found new life and managed to force a deciding fifth set by winning the fourth, 25-16.
Dayton Christian’s newfound momentum would soon evaporate as Carlisle quickly shot out to a 7-1 lead in the final frame. The Indians extended their lead until serving for match point at 14-8.
A Carlisle service error would give DC the ball along with one final chance to stay alive. It was just a small opening, but it would prove to be just enough for the Lady Warriors.
Dayton Christian would hold serve for the next six points to eventually take the lead at 15-14. Carlisle would manage to briefly tie the score at 15, but DC would be able to regain the ball and serve to end the match for a hard fought 17-15 victory.
The win pushes Dayton Christian’s final regular season record to 9-11, as well as a 5-7 record and fourth place finish in the Metro Buckeye Conference.
The Warriors now prepare to face either Bradford or Fort Loramie in the opening round of the OHSAA tournament at Covington High School on October 20 at 6:30 pm.