Trojan Volleyball gets win, begin three game road trip Thursday

By Andrew Preston

The Trojans (6-6) beat University of Maryville-St. Louis (2-9) 3 sets to 0 Monday night in the Trojan Fieldhouse.

During the pregame, the Trojans recognized Trevecca business professor Dr. Roy Philip as the honorary coach for the game. Philip was awarded the “first serve” of the evening.

The first set the Trojans were tested early. After a slow start the Trojans were able to turn it around in their favor winning the set 25-14.

The second set favored the Trojans as well as they went on to serve their way to a 25-12 win.

Down 10-5 in the third set the Trojans went on a run (7-2) to tie the match at 12. From there, the set went back and forth with several ties and lead changes marking an exciting closing set. The Trojans won the third and final set 25-21.

Coming off a pair of losses Saturday in Louisville the Trojans responded with a quick three set victory. The match lasted an hour and eight minutes.

The Trojans were led by senior Katelyn Atkinson as she led the team in kills with 14. Atkinson also posted three assists, three service aces, and two blocks to help the Trojans to the victory.

The Trojans had 44 kills to 27 put up by the Saints. The Trojans had 40 assists to 27 by the Saints. The Trojans were out blocked (5½ -5) and had less digs than the Saints (45-51).

There were 119 in attendance. The Trojans begin conference action on the road with a match-up against the Ursuline Arrows on Thursday. Thursday’s match is the first of the three game road-trip, the Trojans will play all three games in five days.

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