Tigers Sweep Eagles in Second Round of the NCAA Tournament

Juniata volleyball season comes to end with 3-0 loss to No. 7 Trinity (Texas).
Juniata volleyball season comes to end with 3-0 loss to No. 7 Trinity (Texas).

Courtesy of Juniata Athletic Communications

NEWPORT NEWS, Va.- The Juniata women's volleyball team had their season come to an end as they lost to #7 Trinity (Tex.), 3-0 (25-27, 21-25, 14-25), Saturday afternoon at the Freeman Center on the campus of Christopher Newport in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. 

The Tigers jumped out to a 2-9 lead early in the first set and it took a while but the Eagles managed to claw their way back. with the score at 12-17: a kill from Morgan Edwards, another from Emma Davis , two straight aces from Edwards followed by back to back kills from Davis made it 18-17 Juniata. Juniata managed to pull ahead 22-19 following another Davis kill before the Tigers to take next four points to make it 22-23. Davis smashed another ball into the ground for a kill and Makenna Hallager served up an ace to give the Eagles set point, but Trinity managed to take the next two to make it 24-25. A kill from Edwards tied the score, but the Tigers took the next two points to claim set one.  

Set two saw Juniata build a small lead early, 11-8 before the teams traded points for a while, with two straight from the Tigers putting them up, 13-14. And Edwards kill tied the score again before Trinity rattled off another two points before committing an attack error to make it 155-16. The Tigers took the next four points to make it 20-15, and Juniata couldn't recover as the Tigers took set two, 21-25.  

The third was all Trinity as the slowly just kept adding to their lead in the third, and with the score at 14-19, they closed the match on a 6-0 run to send Juniata home as they won, 25-14. 

Juniata closes the year at 23-9.