Ninth-Ranked Tiger Volleyball Finishes Third at SCAC Tournament

Ninth-Ranked Tiger Volleyball Finishes Third at SCAC Tournament

Irving, Texas - The ninth-ranked Trinity volleyball team earned a 3-0 sweep over the University of Dallas (TX) in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Third Place match on Sunday afternoon.



Trinity won 25-9, 25-17, and 25-14 to finish off its part in the three-day event.

The Tigers opened up to an 8-1 lead to start the first set and never looked back. The Crusaders battled back to within four points, but would get no closer. Trinity scored nine of the final 10 points to complete a 15-4 run that made it a 1-0 lead.

Dallas actually had a slim lead in the early part of set two, but Trinity battled back to tie things up 6-6 and the teams went back and forth for several points. Dallas broke an 11-11 tie with three straight points, but the Tigers answered with nine unanswered points to take command of the game. Trinity only allowed three more points in the set to take a 2-0 lead.

After Dallas took a slim 5-4 lead in the third set, Trinity scored 13 of the next 14 points to pull away for good and eventually finish off the sweep.



Trinity improved its season record to 25-6 overall, while Dallas fell to 20-15 on the year.

Sarah Mullens led Trinity with 13 digs in the match, crossing a significant career milestone in the process. Mullens recorded her 2,000th career dig during the match, increasing her record-setting career total.

Katrina Lieberman recorded a solid double-double of 39 assists and 12 digs in the three-set match, surpassing 1,200 digs this season. She has also moved into seventh in career assists at Trinity, passing Rose Ann Sullivan (1995-97) and Maryn Swierc (2010-13) on the all-time list.

Avery Tuggle also posted a double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs, as well as tying with Emma Funk for the team lead with three blocks.

Madeline McKay finished with a team-best 12 kills to go with a .500 hitting percentage, while Jade Schoenberger added eight kills and four digs.

Annie Rose Leggett was the fourth Trinity player in double figures in digs, finishing with 10 digs in the match.



Trinity will await a potential at-large bid to the NCAA Playoffs, which will be announced on Monday. The Tigers were ranked second in this week's NCAA West Region rankings.