TU Grabs Another Sweep in Crossroads League Action
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio. – The Trojans solidified the fifth-seed in the Crossroads League with a convincing victory over the Cougars (14-20, 3-15 CL) on Saturday. TU extended its winning streak to six, heading into the Crossroads League tournament next week.
Consistent and powerful attacking has helped the team on its latest run of victories, continuing on Saturday with a fantastic .294 hitting percentage. Efficient offense for Taylor was key in the win, logging 44 kills in just three sets.
Taylor (17-16, 10-8 CL) fell behind in the first set, trailing 21-19, as the set neared an end. Bouncing back, three different Trojans tallied a kill, as the squad finished on a 6-1 run to steal the set.
The second and third sets looked very similar, as TU began with a 5-2 lead and never gave up control. In the third set, the Cougars managed to come within two of the Trojans at 23-21 but a kill from Nicki Sechrist and an attack error from Mount Vernon sealed the three set victory (25-22, 25-11, 25-21).
Captain Haley Harrell put together another dominant performance, averaging over 10 assists per set for her sixth-consecutive match. The senior collected 37 assists with 14 coming in the final set alone.
Amanda Adams was an imposing force at the net, posting 19 kills with a .432 hitting percentage. The sophomore nearly doubled her season-average with 6.3 kills per set on the afternoon.
Posting at least nine kills in her last five matches, Grace Isaacs has also been tearing it up for the Trojans, slamming nine kills on Saturday. Julia Pomerenke provided the stout defense above the net, notching five total blocks, including two solo blocks.
Taylor will begin the Crossroads League tournament with its next match, as the team will head to Grace (19-13, 11-5 CL) for the quarterfinals contest.