Young, Kann and Highland Lead Regis to Sweep of Colorado Christian; Qualify for RMAC Tournament
Denver, Colo.: A win and they were in, the Regis Ranger volleyball team held their own fate in their hands and led by seniors Cassidee Young, Elizabeth Kann and Kyndell Highland they did just that in sweeping Colorado Christian.
The win qualified Regis (21-8, 12-6 RMAC) for the RMAC Tournament as the #4 seed in the east and will head to Kearney, Neb. to take on #1 seed Nebraska-Kearney. This season the format is a little different as four teams from each division qualifies with quarterfinal matches being held at the higher seed's gym.
Colorado Christian (15-15, 10-8 RMAC) led 11-9 but Regis scored the next five points and only allowed CCU to score four more points and Regis cruised past the Cougars 25-15.
In the second set, CCU pulled to within 4-3 before Regis went on an epic run scoring eight of the next nine points to take a commanding 13-4 lead. Regis led 22-12 before CCU made a late run by scoring four in a row but Regis held them off and won 25-16.
The third set left no doubt in the Rangers' mind as they jumped out to a 4-1 lead and never looked back completing the sweep with a 25-18 win.
Regis held CCU to a .023 attack percentage while hitting a robust .387 themselves.
Senior Kyndell Highland had a match-high 13 kills, just two errors in 21 attempts for a .524 attack percentage.
Fellow senior Elizabeth Kann hit an efficient .857 getting six kills in just seven swings and no errors. The second leading blocker in the RMAC didn't disappoint with four blocks including one solo.
Senior Cassidee Young was once again a force on the defensive end as she ended the night with nine digs, also a match high. She contributed one service ace and even had a kill on the night.
The Rangers will take on Nebraska-Kearney on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m., Central Time.