Trolls Lose in Five Sets at San Diego Christian

Wrapping up their schedule in California, the Trolls played in a match at San Diego Christian College. The match went back and forth with the teams trading wins. Trinity lost the first set at 25-20 and won the next set at 25-19. San Diego Christian went back on top with a 25-17 win in the third set and the Trolls answered at 25-16 in set four. The final set went to extra points before the Trolls lost at 20-18. Trinity ends their trip out west with a 0-5 record.

Only a couple of points separated the teams in the first set until late in the set when San Diego Christian went ahead 22-18 and finished with a 25-20 win.  In the second set Trinity took control late in the set and posted the 22-18 lead that led to the 25-19 win.

The third set followed the pattern of the first two with one team taking over late in the set. Only two points separated the teams at 17-15, but San Diego Christian finished strong to hand the Trolls the 25-17 loss.

Trinity used an 8-to-1 run midway through the fourth set to take a 19-11 lead. They maintained their lead to take the set at 25-16 and tied the match at two sets each.

The Trolls rallied to a 7-1 start at the beginning of the fifth set. However they could not hold that top spot as San Diego Christian rallied to tie the set at 11-11 and reach set point at 14-11. Trinity was not ready to let the set go and scored the next three points to deadlock the teams at 14-14. The Trolls had set point four times after that point, but could not put the set away.  Tied at 18-18, the team gave up the final two points for the 20-18 loss.

For the match the Trolls had 63 kills and a .242 attacking percentage. Kacie Stoll led the team with 21 kills and Danielle Oeverman had 13 kills. The team had 13 blocks and with Stoll and Christa Veenstra each involved in nine.  Maggie Tolsma led the team with 17 digs while Dani VanLaten had 15 to go with her 45 assists.

The Trolls will next be in action on August 25-26 as they host the Saint Xavier/Trinity Crossover.