Semoball

Eagle Ridge Christian brings home sixth consecutive volleyball state championship

The Eagle Ridge Christian volleyball team poses with its state championship trophy after Saturday's title game.
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The Eagle Ridge Christian volleyball team has accomplished something very few teams have.

The Eagles defeated Blue Ridge Christian of Kansas City, Mo., 25-18, 22-25, 25-19 on Saturday for their sixth straight Missouri Christian Schools Athletic Association (MCSAA) state championship.

Rachel Margrabe and Sydney Gartman received first-team all-state honors for the second straight season while teammate Gracey Mink was named to the second team.

Margrabe finished her career with 1,062 kills and 1,209 digs, and Gartman finished with more than 1,263 career assists.

Margrabe, Gartman and Mink have been on the Eaglesí varsity team since they were freshmen. Since that time, Eagle Ridge has only lost 11 games.

In addition to winning six championships in a row, coach Kristen Martin and her team have won seven MCSAA Divison II championships since 2014. Eagle Ridge took home second place in 2015.

The Eagles finish their state championship-winning season with a 15-1 record.

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