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No. 2 Volleyball’s Senior Day Spoiled by UC Santa Cruz

No. 2 Volleyball’s Senior Day Spoiled by UC Santa Cruz

SAN ANTONIO – No. Trinity University Volleyball dropped its NCAA III-leading home winning-streak at 43 matches Friday night to University of California-Santa Cruz in four sets, 25-22, 12-25, 25-23, 26-24, on the program's Senior Day to open its part in the 2022 Trinity Invitational.

The Tigers (16-3) posted the program's sixth-best match all-time with 19 team blocks powered primarily by junior middle blocker Maddie Fate (New York, N.Y. / Croton on Hudson) who posted a career-high nine rejections at the net, twice solo.

Two of Friday's three Senior Day honorees, rightsides Sarah Williammee (Denver, Colo. / East) and Sara Flynn (Seattle, Wash. / Roosevelt) landed in double-digits for kills each, combining for 21 kills on a .487 hitting percentage to dominate on the opposite pin. Flynn also tied her career-high in the immense block total as she recorded seven blocks, one solo.

To complete the super-senior trio, middle blocker Emily Ellis (Georgetown, Texas / Georgetown) took part in six blocks including one solo of her own to go with eight kills on a .438 hitting clip.

Trinity continued its streak of raising its own average in team hitting with a .272 mark with 41 combined assists by setters senior Marisa Amarino (Calabasas, Calif. / Notre Dame) and sophomore Trinity Herrera (San Antonio, Texas / Clark) on 46 kills, with 22 and 19 assists, respectively.

Despite an overwhelming 25-12 second-set response for the Tigers that featured five of Fate's blocks, four of Flynn's kills and an opponent hitting percentage well-under zero, the Banana Slugs were able to squeak through back-to-back two-point set wins.

Up Next

No. 2 Trinity Volleyball concludes the 2022 Trinity Invitational Saturday at 3:00 p.m. as the Tigers battle Susquehanna University (PA), who fell to Nebraska Wesleyan University Friday afternoon in a five-set barn-burner.

The Tigers remain in San Antonio next weekend for a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference crossover slate, which will include four of its next five in the current seven-match homestand.