The Trinity Baptist College Eagles volleyball hosted the Eagles of Pensacola Christian College Saturday afternoon, and the match was as intense as it could get between the South Region opponents. Trinity put up a very tough battle, but Pensacola won three sets to none.
The set scores were 25-18, 25-23, and 25-14.
Set 2 was a seesaw affair that saw the teams trade leads several times. Pensacola built a a 22-17 lead, but Trinity fought back with six straight points to take a 23-22 lead. However, the very tough PCC squad scored the final three points to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the match.
Pensacola got out to a quick 5-0 lead in Set 3, but Trinity tied it up just as quickly. Again, the two teams traded leads several times until Pensacola took control and built a solid lead that it would never relinquish.
Lateria Johnson led Trinity with five kills. Jessica Silva followed with five, Jennifer Kelnhofer had three, and Ashley Simmons finished with one. Johnson and Kelnhofer led with four service aces each while Silva has Simmons served up three and two aces, respectively.
Defensively, Natalia Lopez dug 13 balls off the floor to keep them in play. Silva was next with 10 digs, Crystal Levelle dug up nine, and Kelnhofer had four digs to lead the Eagles. The top three point scorers were Johnson (14), Silva (7), and Kelnhofer (3).
Next up for Trinity is a trip to Wesleyan College, whom the Eagles defeated 3-1 earlier in the season, on Tuesday, October 3. The Eagles will then play St. Johns River State College in Palatka on Saturday, October 7, before returning home for a South Region game with Trinity College of Florida.
–Raymond Bureau, TBC