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No. 2 Volleyball Concludes Weekend SCAC Sweep over Dallas

No. 2 Volleyball Concludes Weekend SCAC Sweep over Dallas

SHREVEPORT, La. – No. 2 Trinity University Volleyball swept University of Dallas, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon to conclude the first weekend of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season, improving the team's active league streak to 27-consecutive regular-season victories.

The Tigers (11-2, 3-0 SCAC) posted a gawdy .387 hitting percentage against the Crusaders Sunday as senior middle blocker Emily Ellis (Georgetown, Texas / Georgetown) led the efficiency on a .667 hitting percentage (9-1-12).

Junior outside hitter Mackenzie Logan (Calgary, Canada / Bishop Carroll) led the way offensively with 13 points by way of 11 kills, two blocks and a service ace all while maintaining a .421 hitting percentage of her own. Senior rightside Sara Flynn (Seattle, Wash. / Roosevelt) completed the trio of Tigers at or above the .400 mark on 10 or more attempts Sunday with six kills at an even .400 attack rate.

No. 2 Trinity Volleyball makes it way to Kerrville, Texas next weekend for the second weekend of SCAC play, and will face Colorado College to open the Saturday doubleheader on the campus of Schreiner University.

Trinity 3, Dallas 0

The Tigers momentarily trailed Dallas at an 8-7 deficit though one of Flynn's six kills on the day kickstarted a 12-4 run to set the proper tone for Sunday's noon match. Flynn rounded out the 12-4 breakaway responsible for three kills, equaled by first-year outside hitter Reagan Whatley (The Woodlands, Texas / The Woodlands), and put Trinity on pace for a 25-15 first-set victory.

Similar to the first, the Crusaders found an advantage at 7-6 and stayed within two points of the nation's second-ranked squad, but the Tigers ended the second set, 25-17, on a 9-4 run that featured a pair of kills each from Logan and junior middle blocker Maddie Fate (New York, N.Y. / Croton on Hudson) along with back-to-back service aces from first-year defensive specialist Kylee King (Portland, Ore. / Valley Catholic).

The Tigers cast no more doubt to open the final set, doubling up the Crusaders at 12-6 and ending on an 8-1 run for a 25-12 third-set tally. Senior setter Marisa Amarino (Calabasas, Calif. / Notre Dame) logged three of her four service aces in the third set, to go along with another 20-plus performance in assists.

Up Next

No. 2 Trinity stays on the road next weekend in Kerrville, then ships out to Colorado Springs, Colorado for the next two weekends of SCAC regular season competition. The Tigers return to San Antonio October 14 for matchups against University of California-Santa Cruz and Susquehanna University (PA) in the Trinity Invitational.