Congratulations to the Lady Lancers volleyball team for finishing the season as the MHSAA State Runner Up. The Lancers fell just short in a 5 set loss that went to extra points. The Lancers lost the first 2 sets but made a huge comeback winning the 3rd and 4th sets before losing to Battle Creek St. Philip Catholic Central 17-15 in the 5th set. In a day that had three other state finals go 3-0, the Lancers found the fight to never quit which created the most exciting match of the day and almost made the outstanding comeback to win a title.
This season was different from the start with practices outside but the team had a three-year goal to reach Kellogg Arena. After winning a District Championship followed by a Regional Championship over Inter-City, the playoffs were suspended. Play then resumed on January 4 to try and finish the season. The Lancers competed against Ubly in the quarter-finals and won 3-1 to advance to the semi-finals in Battle Creek. During the semi-finals, the Lancers rose to challenge and as they had done during the Ubly game found ways to come from behind in their sets against Carney-Nadeau to win 3-1 and advance to the state finals.
With the completion of the season, we say good-bye to a senior class that has seen a great amount of success. As freshmen and sophomores, they won MIAC Conference Championships. As seniors they won the MIAC Conference Championship, District Championship, Regional Championship, Final Four win, and finish as State Runner-up. They earned numerous All-Conference Awards, a conference MVP, numerous All-State honors, one Wall of Fame induction, and matched the greatest tournament finish of OCS volleyball history. Oakland Christian wants to thank you for all your hard work. You have been a joy to watch and cheer for.