Eagles Volleyball hosted Trinity College of Florida Friday night in a South Region match in Trinity Gymnasium. The Eagles — although short-handed — played as tough as they have all season, especially in the first set, but Trinity College came out with the win in straight sets by scores of 25-21, 25-15, and 25-12.
Kayla Bass led all players with 11 kills, 3 service aces, and 14 points scored. She also had 8 digs and 4 solo blocks, which led the Eagles. Destiny Green followed with 6 kills, 1 ace, and 1 block while Natalia Lopez continued her usual great back court play by digging 7 balls off the floor.
Gena Ingram and Green tied for second on the team with 7 points scored. Gabriella Brunner (7), Charity Braemer (6), and Abigail Palacios (5) all helped lead the Eagles in digs. Maggie Burgholtzer led the team with 15 assists.
Raven Buytas and Miya Malone were both unable to play, but they expect to be ready in time for Edward Waters College on Friday, October 12, a home game for the Eagles that begins at 6:00 p.m. EDT.
Trinity College had its share of great play in picking up the win. Lauren Ober had 11 kills, 8 digs, and 2 blocks to lead the Tigers while Noel Rice and Emily Hethorn led all players with 9 digs apiece and killed 7 shots. Ober tied TBC’s Bass for the game-high 14 points scored, and Hethorn scored 9 points overall. Three other Tigers were credited with 5 or more points.
Following Edward Waters on Friday, the Eagles will travel to Kissimmee on Saturday for an 11:00 a.m. affair with South Region opponent Johnson University of Florida before returning to Jacksonville and visiting Edward Waters downtown on Monday, October 15.
–Raymond Bureau, TBC Athletics