It has been a while since it has happened, but tonight, Pella Christian hosts the Knoxville volleyball team in a non-conference matchup for the first time in over 20 years. The Eagles and Panthers are entering today having had success in their respective conferences, with Pella Christian sitting at 4 – 0, and Knoxville coming off of a tough loss to a ranked Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont squad and are 4 – 1 in league play. However, both schools had completely different days at the Pella Christian invitational a few weeks ago, with the Eagles finishing runners-up and Knoxville earning just one win over Martensdale-St. Mary’s. Though it may be a non-conference game now and have less significance, Coach Cindy Nikkel says her girls don’t need any extra motivation to get ready for the Panthers tonight. First serve of tonight’s varsity match will be at 7:15 p.m.