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Trailblazers take volleyball court twice over weekend

VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University volleyball team’s first week of competition continued with two matches at the McHenry County College Invite on Saturday.

VU vs. Carl Sandburg College

Carl Sandburg, No. 20 in the NJCAA Division II preseason poll, won 25-23, 14-25, 25-18, 28-26 against the Trailblazers.

VU Statistical Leaders

Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.)  notched 16 digs and 10 kills. Sophomore Ryli Bobbitt (Sullivan, Ind.) posted nine kills, three blocks and two aces. Sophomore Brantli Lannan (Linton, Ind.) had 14 digs. Freshman Morgen Tinkle (Rockville, Ind.) tallied 20 assists, while sophomore Lauren McCrary (Vincennes, Ind.) contributed 10 assists. Sophomore Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) finished with nine kills. Freshman Breanna Metzger (Tennyson, Ind.) produced six blocks followed by sophomore Grace Doane (Vincennes, Ind.) with five blocks.

VU vs. Waubonsee Community College

The Trailblazers almost won a close match, but fell by scores of 25-21, 24-26, 25-16, 23-25, 17-15.

VU Statistical Leaders

Smith came up with another double-double performance, producing 22 digs and 14 kills along with two aces. Lannan totaled 32 digs. Fidler added 19 digs and Tinkle contributed 14 digs as well as 21 assists. McCrary posted 20 assists. VU blocking leaders were Bobbitt and Metzger. Bobbitt had seven blocks and five kills. Metzger recorded seven kills and six blocks.

VU Coach Gary Sien says. . .
“Ryli Bobbitt again played very well in both matches in the front row and in her back row play. Brantli Lannan was also consistent with her defensive work and service reception. Breanna Metzger showed very good blocking as we matched her up with both teams’ strongest hitter at the net.”


  • The Trailblazers have an overall record of 1-2.

Next up

The Trailblazers kick off their home schedule on Aug. 27 at the P.E. Complex against Lincoln Trail at 7 p.m. EDT.

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