The Lady Patriot Volleyball team emerged as the SW Regional Champions this past weekend. Coming in ranked 3rd the Patriots started off strong by pulling an upset against Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College who were ranked 2nd; taking the game 3 matches to 1. The following day the upsets would continue as the Lady Patriots faced off with Ozark Christian College, the top ranked team in the tournament. Again they took 3 matches to 1 and the Lady Patriots firmly established themselves in the championship game later that evening. Being a double elimination tournament, Ozark Christian battled out of the Loser’s bracket and beat the Lady Patriots in the first round of the Championship game, capping off 6 straight match victories. The Patriots refused to quit however, forcing the next round to a game 5 in which they won off a serve into the net with a score of 15-12. The Lady Patriots advance to the NCCAA National Tournament held in Lincoln, Illinois November 14th-16th.