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HAGERSTOWN, MD. >> Shalom Christian's girls volleyball season ended exactly the way it started.

After climbing all the way to the Mason-Dixon Christian Conference championship, the Flames suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of Heritage Academy.

"While tonight didn't quite turn out as we had hoped, I am extremely proud of taking second place this year," Shalom coach Katie Gantz said.

Shalom (16-3) defeated Grace, 3-0, in the semifinals to advance to the title match. Although they got better as the match went on, the Blazers couldn't match the Eagles and lost, 25-17, 25-17, 25-23.

Cumberland Valley Christian suffered a pair of loss and finishes the season with a 10-12 record.

Shalom's offense was quite well-rounded all day. Lexy Poe and Haley Bricker both finished with 19 kills, while Brooke Kuhns totaled 17.

On the defensive side, Bricker was the leader of the pack in both matches. Against Grace, Bricker racked up 20 digs, while she tied with Kuhns for a team-high 12 against Heritage. Kylie Eby had 24 assists in both matches.

The Blazers started the day with a 3-0 loss to Heritage, which earned 25-14 and 25-18 victories to start but were then challenged with a 26-24 score in the third set. CV Christian then lost the consolation match, 2-1, at the hands of the Knights. After being dominated in the first set, 25-9, the Blazers soared back with a 25-23 victory in Set 2. Grace then edged CVC, 15-11, in the decisive third set.

Brianna Miley was the offensive standout in both matches for the Blazers. She had nine kills against Heritage and seven versus Grace. Setter Loryn Sanders had 35 assists on the day.

Miley also totaled 14 assists, as did Shelby Heckman. Mackenzie Householder finished with 12 digs.

Mason-Dixon Christian Conf.

Semifinals

Shalom Christian 3, Grace 0

Sets — 25-21, 25-21, 25-9

Shalom Statistics

Kills — Haley Bricker 9, Brooke Kuhns 9, Lexy Poe 7, Paige Hoover 6; Blocks — Bricker 2, Kuhns 2; Assists — Kylie Eby 24; Digs — Bricker 20, Poe 14; Aces — Hoover 3, Poe 2.

Heritage 3, CV Christian 0

Sets — 25-14, 25-18, 26-24

CV Christian Statistics

Kills — Brianna Miley 9, Ashley Winters 8; Assists — Loryn Sanders 24; Digs — Miley 9, Mackenzie Householder 8, Shelby Heckman 7.

Consolation

Grace 2, CV Christian 1

Sets — Grace 25-9, CVC 25-23, Grace 15-11

CV Christian Statistics

Kills — Miley 7; Assists — Sanders 10; Digs — Heckman 7, Miley 5, Winters 4, Householder 4.

Championship

Heritage 3, Shalom Christian 0

Sets — 25-17, 25-17, 25-23

Shalom Statistics

Kills — Poe 12, Bricker 8, Kuhns 7; Assists — Eby 24; Digs — Bricker 12, Kuhns 12, Hoover 11, Bethany Blank 10; Aces — Eby 1, Bricker 1.

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