Trenton Volleyballers Rack Up Another Victory
It was as close as it could be, but the Trenton High School volleyball team scored its fourth win in the last five matches on Monday night with a 25-22, 18-25, 27-25 victory over Plattsburg at home.
The first game saw the two squads, which had split the previous two match-ups this season, battle back and forth. After multiple lead changes, Trenton got the final push, taking game one 25-22. Plattsburg wouldn’t make it easy on Trenton, however, and came back to take the second game by what would be the largest margin of the night, 25-18. The final and decisive game resembled the first contest, with neither team showing a clear advantage. The teams went down the stretch and it took extra points before Trenton finally took the game and the match with a 27-25 win.
Alex Ewald had a big night for the Lady Bulldogs, tallying five aces, eight assists and 25 digs. Courtney Weyer was Trenton’s top performer at the net, garnering seven kills in the three-game match.
With the win, Trenton improved to 5-8 on the year.
In junior varsity action, Trenton topped Plattsburg in another three-game match, winning 25-15, 8-25, 25-18. Lyric Nolan had 13 aces in the three games combined and added five kills and three digs. Morganne Farmer had three assists and three digs.
Both Trenton teams will return to action tonight, traveling to Gower to take on East Buchanan. Action begins at 5 p.m. with the junior varsity match and the varsity contest will follow.
The Trenton Middle School volleyball team was in action at Cameron. The A team was defeated 21-25, 26-24, 20-25, but the B team picked up a 25-14, 25-23 win.
“These girls showed a lot of hard work and heart and stuck in there the second set to split with Cameron,” TMS Coach Amanda Pickett said of the A team. “At one point during the game the score was 9-19 Cameron. Carly Taul did a great job of serving tonight. She was a major contributor to closing that gap in the second set. Going into the third set I saw a lot of great things. I could tell these girls wanted to play tonight. I challenged them to show me they wanted to win and despite not ending with a victory, they played a great game.”
For the B team, Trenton got eight aces from Vanessa Olivo and Madison Untiedt had five aces. Melea Farmer finished with three aces.
“Tonight was such a fun game to watch with this group of girls,” Pickett said of the B team. “I saw a lot of improvements from the players. We will continue to work hard in practice the next couple of days to get ready for our next match in Kirksville on Oct. 7.”
Both middle school teams will be in Kirksville on Monday, beginning at 5 p.m.
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