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Vincennes University spikers win two on Sophomore Day


VINCENNES, Ind. - Nine Vincennes University sophomore volleyball players went out winners as the Trailblazers took out visiting Lake Land and Frontier on Sophomore Day at the P.E. Complex on Oct. 19. VU improved to 11-1 in the month of October and 21-13 overall by going the distance against Lake Land, 25-16, 18-25, 25-22, 18-25, 18-16 and rolling past Frontier, 25-17, 25-21, 25-21.

VU Statistical Leaders

Sophomore Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) finished with 23 kills to lead VU on the day. Sophomore Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.) added 22 and Grace Doane (Vincennes, Ind.) 17.

Freshman Savannah Grimes (Teutopolis, Ill.) paced the Trailblazers with 40 assists, while sophomore Lauren McCrary (Vincennes, Ind.) came through with 35.

Fidler’s 29 digs were a team-high, while Smith and Grimes were both credited with 26 and sophomore Brantli Lannan Linton, Ind.) had 25.

Doane and sophomore Ryli Bobbitt (Sullivan, Ind.) both had five blocks in the win over Lake Land.

VU coach Gary Sein says . . .

“Frontier plays at a different pace than Lake Land, and we played well enough to win in three sets. The team deserves a lot of credit and has shown a ton of grit and determination for turning around the season as we are now 11-1 in the month of October.”


  • The Trailblazers have now won nine consecutive matches, and with a record of 21-13, are assured of having a winning season.
  • VU’s final home match of the season will be against Shawnee on Oct. 29.
  • The team will take part in the Regional 24 Tournament on Nov. 1 and 2 at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill.

Next up

The Trailblazers travel to Centralia, Ill., for a match against Kaskaskia on Oct. 22.

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