The Trinity women's volleyball team hosted the NAIA Opening Round today for the second consecutive year as they were paired with the Indiana University Kokomo Cougars. Although the Trolls fought hard throughout most of the match, IU-Kokomo came out on top, beating Trinity in four sets.
In the first set, the Cougars took control early on, not giving the Trolls much room to work with, resulting in a 25-18 win in favor of IU-Kokomo. But in the second set, Trinity fought back, squeezing out a 25-22 win against the Cougars.
The third set resulted in another win for IU-Kokomo as they took a late lead, winning 25-20 against the Trolls. And in the fourth and final set, the Cougars came back and took the lead from the Trolls to win in extra points with a score of 26-24.
Leading Trinity offensively was sophomore Sarah Kiwan, who ended the night with 17 kills while only making three errors. She also recorded 16 digs for a double-double on the match. Junior Mady Zula also hit well, with a hitting percentage of .474 (11 kills, 2 errors, 19 attempts).
This concluded the women's volleyball team's season. They finished with an overall record of 28-8 and a conference record of 17-1.