TAYLOR ROLLS TO VICTORY OVER SPRING ARBOR ON HOMECOMING
UPLAND, Ind. – Five Trojans registered at least six kills as the Taylor volleyball team rolled to a sweep of Spring Arbor in front of a packed Odle Arena during homecoming festivities on Saturday.
Taylor (16-10, 7-6 CL) dominated the Cougars on the hardwood on its way to the program’s 22nd straight victory over Spring Arbor.
Taylor never trailed Spring Arbor (8-17, 2-10 CL) on Saturday. The Trojans opened the match by scoring the first six points and rolling to a 25-19 victory in the opening set and continued the dominance throughout the afternoon, collecting a 25-10 decision in the second set, and finishing off the sweep with a 25-19 win in the third set.
The Trojans amassed a .243 hitting percentage with 43 kills and just 16 hitting errors in 111 attacks. Junior Addy Bailey tallied her fourth double-digit kill outing of the season to lead Taylor with ten kills while senior Kayla Springer added eight terminations. The balanced Taylor attack also featured seven kills each from senior Rachel Bouma and sophomore Hannah Paul while senior Becca Gerig tallied six kills and sophomore Julia Pomerenke finished with four.
Freshman Brooke Syswerda and junior Haley Harrell orchestrated the Taylor attack with 35 combined kills as Syswerda tallied 19 and Harrell added 16.
Sophomore Samantha Korn continued to serve as the eraser for the Taylor defense with 19 digs while Harrell added ten digs and Gerig finished with seven.
The win capped an impressive weekend for Taylor in which the Trojans picked up a pair of Crossroads League sweeps over Saint Francis and Spring Arbor and never trailed in either match.
The victories moved Taylor into fourth place in the Crossroads League standings, one game behind Grace. The Trojans host Grace on Wednesday in a critical Crossroads League showdown with game time set for 7:00 pm.