By Andrew Preston
The Trojans 11-6 (4-0) won in three sets against Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) opponent Cedarville 11-4 (1-1) Saturday afternoon in the Trojan Fieldhouse.
The Trojans recognized Dr. Mendez, assistant professor of biology at Trevecca, as the honorary coach for the game.
The Trojans rattled five straight points off their serve to begin the game feeding of an electric home crowd. The Trojans sustained their early lead throughout the entire set as the Yellow Jackets never got back within two points. The Trojans won the set 25-17.
The Trojans began the second set similar to the first in that they took the first three points. Cedarville would not go quietly in the second however, as they were able to tie the game at five and pull within one point several times. The Trojans took the second set 25-17.
In the third set the Trojans continued to dominant the match as they sprinted out to an early 6-2 lead. The Yellow Jackets were able to rally back to force a 16-16 tie, resulting in a Trojans timeout. Following the timeout, the Yellow Jackets took their first and only lead of the match before the Trojans were able to tie it once more at 21. The Yellow Jackets held off three match points down 24-21 before the Trojans ultimately prevailed 28-26 in the third.
This afternoons meeting was the first of the season between the Yellow Jackets and the Trojans. The two teams meet again in Cedarville, October 28th.
Following today’s victory in front of a crowd of 317, the Trojans swept their two game home-stand improving their overall record to 11-6, and now own a conference best 4-0 record on the season.
The Trojans have a full two weeks off from competition as they will take the court next October 14th as part of the G-MAC Midwest Regional Crossover in Chicago. The Trojans will return home, October 18th, to face Kentucky State University.