San Antonio - The ninth-ranked Trinity volleyball team wrapped up the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Divisional with a 3-0 victory over the University of Dallas (TX) Sunday.
The Tigers beat the Crusaders 25-22, 25-23, 25-11 on Trinity volleyball's Senior Day.
After falling behind 11-12 midway through the first set, Trinity won the next five points to jump out in front of Dallas. The Crusaders rallied back to within one, but the Tigers scored three consecutive points to take a 21-17 advantage. Although Dallas rallied back to within two points, Trinity was able to hold on for the victory and the 1-0 match lead.
Dallas continued to fight hard in the second set, beginning with an 8-2 run to start things off. Trinity trailed nearly the entire set, but finally caught up in the end with four unanswered points that gave the home team a 24-22 lead. Dallas broke up the streak to close within a point, but the Tigers finished off the set to take a 2-0 lead.
Trinity carried that momentum into the final set, kicking things off with a commanding 19-5 start that featured eight consecutive points. Dallas never recovered and the Tigers finished off the sweep to cap off the weekend.
Trinity now stands at 20-5 overall and is 12-1 in SCAC competition, while Dallas is 17-12 overall and is 6-8 in conference play.
Sarah Mullens made a match-leading 23 digs on Sunday. Mullens has accounted for 1,892 digs in her career, and is 65 away from breaking the all-time Trinity record set by Meredith Erwin (2009-12). Additionally, Mullens served an ace and moved alone into third place in Trinity's record books with 224 to her credit.
Amelia Roden posted a career-high six service aces.
Avery Tuggle recorded a double-double of a match-high 10 kills, along with recording 15 digs.
Katrina Lieberman accounted for 31 assists, and has 961 this season, along with 2,010 in the career column.
Trinity concludes its regular-season home schedule Wednesday by hosting the 24th-ranked University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) at 6:00 p.m.