Trinity Splits SCAC Matches Against Centenary and Southwestern
Sherman, Texas - The Tiger volleyball team split a pair of Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference matches at Austin College on Saturday, beating Centenary College 3-0, but falling 3-2 against Southwestern University.
Trinity moves to 9-11 on the season, as well as 4-1 in conference play. The Tigers have won eight of their last 10 matches, though the two losses have come in the past three contests.
In the loss to nationally-ranked Southwestern, Meredith Erwin recorded a career-high 34 digs to lead the Tigers. Her total is also tied for the fourth-most in Trinity history, just short of the record of 38 digs set in 1992. Erwin also had nine digs earlier in the day against Centenary, and finished with six service aces in the two matches.
Layne Hubbard led Trinity with eight kills and had eight digs in the opening match, finishing with a .316 hitting percentage. Maggie Emodi had six kills, while Allison Martinez had two blocks and seven kills - including a .500 hitting percentage. Jana Tucker and Kelsey Daniel also had two blocks for the Tigers.
Maryn Swierc led the team with 17 assists, also grabbing seven digs. Jenny Epperson recorded nine assists.
In the second match of the day, Hubbard, Emodi, Epperson, and Swierc all finished with double-doubles for the Tigers. Hubbard had 10 kills and 22 digs, while Emodi had 14 kills and 13 digs. Epperson led the team with 25 assists, while Swierc was just behind that total with 21. Swierc also had 18 digs, while Epperson finished with 14.
Erin Cusenbary led the team with 17 kills to go with her .452 hitting percentage, and also contributed five blocks. Daniel had a team-best seven blocks, while Daniel and Tucker had six kills each.
Trinity resumes action in the SCAC Divisional tomorrow, facing off against nationally-ranked Colorado College to finish the tournament.