Wildcats Topple the Trojans in Crossroads League Contest
MARION, Ind. – Taylor volleyball struggled against Indiana Wesleyan on Wednesday, dropping the match in three sets. The team has now split the season series with the Wildcats, as the Trojans won their first matchup on September 7th.
The Purple and Gold (7-10, 4-6 CL) had a slow start to the match, falling behind early in the first two sets. These early deficits were too much to handle, as the Trojans could not find a way to get back into the match. However, the third set looked much better for Taylor. The squad maintained a five-point lead for the majority of the set, looking to extend the match. With TU leading 23-18, the Wildcats (8-10, 7-3 CL) fought back with a six-point run to take the lead before stealing the set from the Trojans (25-18, 25-16, 27-25).
Defensively, TU continued to smother the court, grabbing 49 digs as a team, including 12 from defensive specialist, Jamie Scherb. Wednesday’s match was the seventh-consecutive contest that Taylor tallied more digs than its opponent.
Freshman Nicki Sechrist had a great performance, leading the Trojans with 11 kills for her fifth double-digit kill effort. Efficiency also characterized the outside hitter’s night, as she logged an impressive .476 hitting percentage.
The Trojans will return to action this weekend as they begin the Olivet Nazarene Tournament on Friday, facing RV Trinity Christian at 3:00 pm and Olivet Nazarene at 7:00 pm.