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Stevenson Athletics | November 16, 2013

Stevenson rallies to beat Juniata in five, earns trip to regional final

HUNTINGTON, Pa. -- Stevenson senior Christine Isenberg totaled 10 kills and 21 digs as the Mustangs posted an 18-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-20, 15-12 victory against Juniata on Saturday at Juniata's Kennedy Sport and Recreation Center in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Division III championship.

With the win, Stevenson (37-2) set a school record for wins in a season while winning its first meeting versus the two-time national champions.

The Mustangs, who have advanced to the program's first regional final, will face a familiar foe in Eastern on Sunday. The Eagles won the previous match-up between the two teams this season on Oct. 5, 26-24, 25-17, 25-18.

Eastern advanced to the regional final after sweeping Christopher Newport on Saturday, 25-18, 25-15, 25-20. The Captains are the only other team to have beaten Stevenson this season.

Isenberg's 21 kills were a season-high and were the most she has had since she totaled 25 set in a 3-2 victory against Eastern on Sept. 29, 2012. She now has 995 career digs, only five short of becoming just the second player in school history to record 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs.