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SHALOM CHRISTIAN 3, GRACE ACADEMY 1 >> Shalom Christian got off to a sluggish start Monday, but it turned up the heat to pull away for a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference win over Grace Academy.

The Flames (5-1, 5-1 MDCC) lost the opening set 27-25, but dominated from there. Grace didn't score more than 21 points in any set, with Shalom winning the final three sets, 25-18, 25-16 and 25-21, respectively.

"Despite a somewhat slow start, the girls dug in tonight to get the win," Shalom coach Katie Gantz said. "Grace is a good team, and they pushed us with their net play, but we were able to stay level-headed and push through."

Brooke Kuhns led the Flames with 14 kills, Lexy Poe had 13 and Haley Bricker had 12. Kylie Eby finished with 40 assists, and Paige Hoover and Bricker both had 13 digs.

Shalom Christian 3, Grace 1

Sets — GA 27-25, SC 25-18, SC 25-16, SC 25-21

at Hagerstown, Md.

Shalom Statistics

Kills — Brooke Kuhns 14, Lexy Poe 13, Haley Bricker 12; Blocks — Bricker 3; Assists — Kylie Eby 40; Digs — Paige Hoover 13, Bricker 13, Poe 12, Bethany Blank 10; Aces — Poe 2, Bricker 2.

JV score — Grace 2, Shalom 0.

MOUNT UNION 3, FANNETT-METAL 1 >> Fannett-Metal played a strong second set, but it wasn't enough in a non-league loss to Mount Union.

The Tigers (0-3) won the second set 25-17 and played a tough third set, losing 25-23, but the Trojans cruised in the first and final set to close out the win.

"We played more consistent tonight and are improving," F-M coach Keri Daniel said. "The girls are working hard, and it's showing."

Kiana Patrick led the team with four kills, 13 digs and 13 service points, and she also racked up eight aces. Emily Metcalfe added 13 service points and six aces.

Mount Union 3, Fannett-Metal 1

Sets — MU 25-15, FM 25-17, MU 25-23, MU 25-18

at Mount Union

Fannett-Metal Statistics

Kills — Kiana Patrick 4; Digs — Patrick 13; Service points — Patrick 13, Emily Metcalfe 13; Blocks — Ashlynn Murray 1; Aces — Patrick 8, Metcalfe 6.

JV score — Mount Union 2, Fannett-Metal 0 (25-13, 25-14).

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