Tiger Volleyball Finishes California Trip With Saturday Split

Tiger Volleyball Finishes California Trip With Saturday Split

Claremont, California - The Trinity volleyball team split its final-day matches at the Pacific Coast Classic on Saturday, defeating Pomona-Pitzer, but falling to seventh-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.



Trinity finished the first set against Pomona on an 11-5 run, pulling away to take the 25-19 victory.  

In the middle of game two, the Tigers turned a narrow 11-10 advantage into a 17-11 lead, and never looked back.  

The third set featured an even more impressive run as Trinity finished off Pomona in three straight, scoring 11 consecutive points, and included 11 straight serves from Sarah Mullens.

In the match against Claremont, the Tigers continued their momentum from the first match with a 25-19 victory in the opening set.

Claremont took control of the second game, but Trinity stormed back to within two points (19-21), but Claremont was able to finish off the win.

The third set was also close throughout, but Claremont took the win for a 2-1 lead in the match. The Tigers were also within three (12-15) in the final set, but Claremont outscored Trinity 10-3 to finish off the match.



The Tigers had 17 different players see action in the win over Pomona.  

Trinity held Pomona to a hitting percentage of less than .100 in all three sets.

Sarah Mullens finished the first match with six service aces and 10 digs, and then recorded a season-best 26 digs in the loss to Claremont.

Erika Edrington has recorded 30+ assists in each of the first four matches to start the season, recording 31 against Pomona, and 39 against Claremont.

Kirby Smith (10 kills, 13 digs) and Erika Edrington (39 assists, 10 digs) each recorded double-doubles in the match against Claremont.



The Tigers will host the Trinity Fall Classic next weekend, hosting Whittier and Whitworth on Friday, September 9, and Pacific Lutheran and Mary Hardin-Baylor on Saturday, September 10.