TU Attack Overwhelms Indiana Tech in Road Rout
UPLAND, Ind. – Following an important Crossroads League win, the Trojans (4-6) returned to play on Wednesday with a dominant showing on the road against Indiana Tech (0-1). The TU squad posted 44 kills and a season-high .513 hitting percentage on the way to a 25-12, 25-16, 25-19 victory.
Taylor came out firing on all cylinders, opening up a 14-3 lead to get the night started. 12 of those 14 points were from TU kills from five different Trojans. As a unit, TU grabbed 17 kills and a .577 hitting percentage in the 25-12 first set triumph.
The Purple and Gold continued their dominance in the second set, taking seven-consecutive points to nab an 8-1 advantage. The visiting Trojans coasted to another set victory with strong play at the net, recording 15 kills and only one attack error.
The Taylor defense was relentless as well, limiting the Warriors to under 10 kills per set and an overall .074 hitting percentage. In the third and final set, Indiana Tech struggled mightily at the net with a .000 hitting percentage and 10 attack errors. Grace Isaacs created problems at the net, collecting three solo blocks and one block assist for TU.
Isaacs and Amanda Adams were in total control throughout the match, as the duo each landed double-digit kills. Adams offered her ninth-consecutive contest with at least 10 kills with a team-high 16 on the night and an astounding .517 hitting percentage. Isaacs opened the match with back-to-back kills and finished the outing with 14 total kills and an even better .550 hitting percentage through 20 attacks.
Setting up the offensive show was Kacy Bragg with 34 assists. The sophomore surpassed 11 assists per set in a match for the third time this season, distributing the ball perfectly to TU’s hitters.
In the back row, Erin Peugh led the way with 11 digs for her eighth double-digit dig performance, as the sophomore paces the team with 118 digs on the season.
Taylor (4-6, 3-5 CL) will look for its third-straight win in its next matchup against RV Saint Francis (2-5, 2-5 CL) on Saturday at 2:00 pm in Odle Arena.