MORGANTOWN — The Trinity Christian volleyball crew continued its sturdy 2023 marketing campaign on Monday night in a tri-match excessive on the hill in Sabraton with Tygarts Valley and Hundred visiting.
Coming into the match, the Warriors (10-2) have been taking the ground for the primary match since experiencing their first two losses of the season final week in opposition to Notre Dame and Liberty on Wednesday. Not solely did TCS bounce again for 2 victories on the night, it didn’t drop a single set in both match and have been in management for a lot of each of them.
“With dropping final week this was an incredible probability for a confidence booster,” TCS first-year head coach Anna Witt mentioned. “We wanted the bounce again and I feel our effort was nice. I all the time inform them to play for the individual subsequent to them and that’s what they did.”
The Warriors and Girl Hornets opened the motion and it was the guests who took benefit of some unforced errors by the hosts to leap out to a 7-1 lead early within the first set.
After lastly incomes a degree and the serve-in-hand, the Warriors rallied behind some sturdy service from sophomore Rylan Sharp, who helped her crew earn eight straight factors whereas serving and forcing Hundred to take a timeout trailing 10-7.
“We make certain to concentrate on serving rather a lot in apply, for those who can’t serve you may’t play volleyball,” Witt mentioned. “That’s a extremely huge factor for us. Serving and protection on a regular basis.”
The Warriors did properly out of the timeout to disclaim the Girl Hornets a wave of momentum and continued to carry on to an prolonged lead at 15-10. Nonetheless, a slew of unforced errors for TCS gave Hundred 5 straight factors that lower the result in only one at 16-15.
Thankfully for the Warriors, they might solely give up two extra factors within the first set and win 25-17.
Settled in after a gap set victory, TCS managed the second set and earned a 25-11 win and a 2-0 sweep within the first match of the three.
After the second match between Hundred and Tygarts Valley, received by the Girl Hornets, the Warriors took to the court docket in opposition to TV.
After cruising to a 25-10 win within the opening set the Warriors allowed one other comeback, just like the one within the first set in opposition to Hundred.
Main 15-10, TCS appeared to be on its method to one other double-digit set win, however TV responded and stored tempo, discovering itself down three to 5 factors practically all the set.
Some unforced errors close to the tip of the second set gave the Warriors the increase they wanted nonetheless, and so they ultimately received the set 25-20, and the match 2-0.
“Going ahead I would like them to be stronger mentally and with their ardour,” she mentioned. “Additionally with our belief in our teammates. We now have a lot expertise on the crew and all of us wish to make an affect. However typically trusting the individual subsequent to you to make the play and get it executed is simply as essential.”