Trinity Eases By Calumet-St. Joseph

In their final match of the conference schedule the Trolls hosted Calumet College of St. Joseph (Whiting, Indiana).  Trinity posted a win in three sets with a 17 players getting into the action. The scores of the sets were 25-10, 25-14, and 25-20. With the win Trinity finishes their CCAC play with a 15-2 record, at the top of the South Division standings, and in second place overall. The team is 25-8 overall.

The Trolls dominated play in the first set and had 17 kills to Calumet-St. Joseph’s five.  Trinity cruised to a 13-4 lead and held the Crimson Wave to single digits until 21-10. The Trolls finished out the set with the final four points that included kills by Madysen Zula, Kacie Stoll, and Sarah Kiwan.

With a fresh group of players in the game for the second set the team did not take over the scoreboard until midway through the set. They took an 8-8 tie to a 19-11 lead on a couple of serving runs. Again the Trolls finished strong with the final five points that included two kills by Julia Belcher, and one each by Britta Heggeland and Amber Ryan.

The third set was much closer with each team taking their share of the lead. Tied at 15-15 Trinity scored the next three points and did not give up the top spot through the rest of the set.  With a 23-20 lead the team finished the set and the match on kills by Anna Maatman and Heggeland.

For the match the Trolls had 45 kills on a .264 attacking percentage and Calumet-St. Joseph had 23 kills with a .112 percentage. Trinity had four blocks and 54 digs. Ryan led the team with 13 kills while Maatman and Stoll each had seven. Juliana Dykstra had 23 assists and Dani Van Laten had 16. Both Brianna Figueroa and Maatman ended with 10 digs.

The Trolls will conclude their regular schedule on November 2 in a home non-conference match with Indiana University-Northwest at 7 pm.