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Trojans Tripped Up at Saint Francis


FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Taylor fell short at RV Saint Francis in an early-season battle at the top of the Crossroads League standings on Saturday, as USF handed the Trojans their first league setback via a 25-15, 26-24, 25-20 decision.


USF (12-4, 4-0 CL) opened the afternoon on point, hitting .375 in the first set and ended the day with 40 kills to Taylor’s 24.


Amanda Adams led the TU offense with nine kills but was the only Trojan with more than four terminations in the contest. Nikki Parrett had another terrific showing with the serve, adding five more aces, with Kacy Bragg also notching two service aces.


Taylor managed eight total blocks in the match, led by five blocks assists from Grace Isaacs and four block assists from Ryan Czerniak.


Taylor (12-8, 3-1 CL) will look to get back on track on Wednesday, September 18, when it plays at Grace (6-9, 2-2 CL) in a 7:00 pm start.