Posted On: 10/18/20 7:18 PM

The 2020 prep season has provided a lot of challenges.

One of the biggest is the lack of tournaments, keeping strong programs from one side of the state being able to take on top programs on the other side.

On Saturday, some of the best from the East met some of the best in the West at Grand Rapids Christian.

D1’s No. 1 team, Mercy, along with No. 6 Marian made the trip to get a best-of-five match against No. 2 Byron Center and the host Eagles, who are No. 1 in Division 2.

In some great volleyball, it was the West teams that took home bragging rights, as Mercy and Marian each grabbed two wins from their opponents.

Mercy stays unbeaten

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The anticipated match of the day started things off when unbeaten Mercy faced unbeaten GRC in a battle of top-ranked teams in their respective division.

The Eagles looked to be on their way to a win, taking the first two sets 25-19 and 25-23. However, Mercy showed that championship grit and rallied to take the final three sets, 25-22, 27-25, 15-12.

“Mentally, it’s

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