Tigers Finish SCAC Divisional With Wins Over Centenary and Austin

Tigers Finish SCAC Divisional With Wins Over Centenary and Austin

San Antonio - Trinity's volleyball team finished off the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Divisional Tournament with a 3-0 win over Centenary, and a 3-2 win over Austin College on Sunday.

The Tigers improved to 15-13 this season with the two wins, as well as 8-2 in conference play.  Trinity will be the #2 seed in the SCAC Tournament, held in Colorado November 2-3.  Trinity and Colorado College both finished with an 8-2 conference mark, but Colorado College earned the top seed on tiebreakers.

Against Centenary, the Tigers won 25-12, 25-15, and 25-19 to sweep Centenary for the regular season.  Trinity then held off Austin College to sweep that regular season series as well, winning 25-23, 18-25, 25-21, 20-25, 15-13. 

Kelsey Daniel led Trinity with 12 kills and a .572 hitting percentage against Centenary, and was the only Tiger player in double figures in kills.  Allison Martinez added six kills and a .444 hitting percentage, and the two players also tied for the team lead with three blocks each.

Meredith Erwin led the team with nine digs in the three-set win, while Mia Mineghino, Shannon Courtney, and Regan Jenkins all contributed six digs.  Erwin had three aces to lead the team in that category as well, while Mineghino and Courtney had two aces each. 

Jenny Epperson recorded a team-best 28 assists, as well as adding five digs and three kills in the opening match.

Against Austin, Layne Hubbard and Maryn Swierc both earned double-doubles to lead the Tigers to victory.  Hubbard had a team-best 20 kills to go with 17 digs, while Swierc had 13 digs and a match-high 53 assists. 

Mineghino led the Tigers with 23 digs in the second match, while Leslie Green added 10.  Mineghino and Daniel had two aces each to lead the team in the tournament finale.  Daniel and Jana Tucker both had a team-best four blocks.

Megan Reynolds and Erin Cusenbary both reached double figures in kills as well.  Reynolds had 11 kills and a .310 hitting percentage, while Cusenbary hit .300 with 10 total kills. 

Trinity returns to action on Wednesday afternoon against Concordia (TX) University, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The Tigers conclude the regular season with four matches at the Southwestern Invitational next weekend.