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Trailblazers gets Region 24 win over Kaskaskia on Faculty and Staff Night

VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University volleyball team defeated Kaskaskia College in straight sets on Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night by the scores of; 27-25, 25-20, 25-16, and extends their winning streak to five.

 

VU Statistical Leaders

The Trailblazers were led in kills by sophomore Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) who finished with 7. Fidler also added 8 digs. Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.) finished her night with 6 kills and 8 digs as well. Freshman Breanna Metzger (Tennyson, Ind.) and Ariana Gentzler (Paxton, Ill.) rounded out the hitting with 5 kills each, with Metzger adding a team-high 9 blocks and a .308 hitting percentage and Gentzler adding 7 blocks. Freshmen Morgen Tinkle (Rockville, Ind.) and Savannah Grimes (Dieterich, Ill) led the Blazers in set assists with Tinkle ending with 13 and Grimes finishing with 12, and 15 digs. Grimes and Tinkle also earned 2 aces in the match. Sophomore Brantli Lannan (Linton, Ind.) led Vincennes in digs with 16. Sophomores Ryli Bobbitt (Sullivan, Ind.) and Grace Doane (Vincennes, Ind.) helped VU put together an amazing blocking game with Bobbitt finishing with 6 and Doane with 4.

 

VU Coach Gary Sien says. . .

“We want to thank all of the Faculty and Staff who attended our game on a Friday night.” “We work on blocking twice a week, trying to hone in the techniques, and it showed tonight.” After the Trailblazers finished with 29 blocks as a team. “It takes time to train how to block properly, but that is something we seem to be doing very well.” “Tonight was a good win and a good comeback, after falling behind 10-3 in the first set and going on to win, and did not give up. It’s just a matter of knowing the flow of the game and coming back saying ‘We’re not done yet’.” Looking ahead to this week Sien added, “We’ve got a tough one with John A. Logan. Right now, we are battling near the top of the region.”

 

Next up

VU will be on the road for a busy week of matches starting with John A Logan on Sept. 24 in Carterville, Ill. followed by Lake Land on Sept. 27 in Mattoon, Ill. then finishing out the week by taking part in the Parkland College Tournament in Champaign, Ill.


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