College Angels reach semifinals
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[November 15, 2008]
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Lincoln Christian College Angels reached the semifinals
in the NCCAA Division II National Championship volleyball tournament being held
in Omaha, Neb., by winning both of their matches on Friday.
LCC will meet Grace University in one semifinal Saturday
morning, while Clearwater Christian College will be taking on
Manhattan Christian College. The winners will square off for the
national championship at 3 p.m. Saturday.
In the first match on Friday, LCC defeated Southeastern University
in three games 25-21, 27-25, 25-21. Krystine Schnautz showed her
power in recording 20 kills, seven digs and three blocks; ably assisted by
Jamie McFadden with 15 kills, three digs and four blocks; Adriane Tschantz
with four kills, two digs and eight blocks; and Nicki Wingfield with
five kills, two digs and nine blocks. Megan Donnelly did a great job of setting up the front line
with 42 assists, and Jessica Schroeder turned up 20 digs.
In the second contest of the day, the Angels avenged an early season
five-game loss to Manhattan Christian College by defeating them in
four games 25-21, 25-14, 22-25, 25-23. The Angels were led by Schnautz
with 26 kills, 12 digs and eight blocks; McFadden with 12 kills, one assist
digs; Tschantz with 10 kills, nine digs and six blocks; and Wingfield
with eight kills, one
assist, three digs and eight blocks. Donnelly again excelled with 52 assists,
and Schroeder contributed 31 digs.
Coach Jason Farr said: "I was very pleased again the way the ladies
played together and how they kept constant pressure on the opponents
throughout the day. In the last game we were down 23-21 and scored
the final four points to claim the victory. I am looking forward to
Saturday's contests, hoping to bring a national title back to
Lincoln for the third time in 11 years."
The LCC Angels were
national champions in 1998 and 2003.
from file received from Jack A. Getchel,
LCC sports information director]