If the journey towards the national championship wasn’t poetic enough, the ending certainly was.

Drueppel, a senior, the NAIA leader in blocks, clinched the Broncos’ victory with — what else — an ace block.

“I just knew it. I knew it as soon as I went in. I wanted that block and I was going to get that block,” she said. “It’s closure. I love volleyball, but this is the best way to go out I guess.”