Struggling Grace University seemed to be the perfect team for Central Christian College to play on Senior Night here Friday as the Lady Tigers honored Samantha Dahl and Brittany Bergstrom.
But the underdog Royals spoiled the part by upsetting CCC in a five-setter.
The Lady Tigers won the first set 26-24, but then dropped the next two. Facing elimination, they came up with a 25-15 victory. But Grace, just 8-22 on the season, outlasted CCC 15-13 in the third set.
Kayla Townsend and Mayuko Shono notched 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Hannah Crandall assisted 39 times and Ciara Costello was everywhere with 42 digs.
Central is now 11-19 on the year.