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Trinity Volleyball Dominates in Doubleheader on Saturday

Trinity Volleyball Dominates in Doubleheader on Saturday

Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College Volleyball team was dominant in two games on Saturday, sweeping both the Colby-Sawyer Chargers and the Husson Eagles, 3-0, respectively, to improve to 3-6 on the year. The Bantams knocked off the Chargers by set scores of 25-19, 25-11, and 25-21 in the day's first match and followed with a 25-19, 25-10, 25-11 victory over Husson at 3 p.m. Trinity returns to action on Tuesday, September 27, as they travel to Mitchell College to face the Mariners at 7 p.m.

Against Colby-Sawyer, the Bantams posted a .257 hitting percentage behind a game-high 12 kills from sophomore Hanna Engstrom (Hopkinton, Mass.) and 11 kills from classmate Rachel Underwood (Danville, Calif.). Underwood also served up a team-high three aces to go along with 11 digs. Senior tri-captain Randi Whitham (Weymouth, Mass.) led all players with 34 assists as well for Trinity who combined for 37 kills compared to just 18 from Colby-Sawyer. Micaela Cardozo (Woodbridge, Conn.) led the Chargers with six kills and teammate Gabrielle Rodriguez (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) led the squad with three aces. 

In the team's second game, against Husson, the Bantams started strong as they finished with a .455 hitting percentage in the first set which they won 25-19. The scoring was more spread out against the Eagles as Engstrom, Underwood, junior Claudia Varner (Port Washington, N.Y.), and first-year Wyllie Boughton (Andover, Mass.) all finished with six kills each. Underwood continued her dominance on the serve as she finished with seven aces to give her 10 on the day. Whitham once again paced the team with 25 assists on offense to go along with five digs. Hanna Hembrow (Milford, N.H.) was a bright spot for Husson as the first-year finished the match with three aces.


Trinity 3, Colby-Sawyer 0
(25-19, 25-11, 25-21)

Wesleyan 3, Colby-Sawyer 0
(25-13, 25-16, 25-20)

Trinity 3, Husson 0
(25-19, 27-10, 25-11)

Wesleyan 3, Husson, 0
(25-15, 25-10, 25-20)