Trojan Volleyball Shows Improvement as Season Opens

Trojan Volleyball tallies four wins in early competitions.

The Trojans girls volleyball came away with 2 victories Tuesday night in their home opener.

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, the volleyball team hosted their home opener. It was a four team tournament that consisted of Atlantic, Earlham, Cam and ACGC.

SPIKE SANDWICH – Senior Riley Seufert stretches for the kill against Earlham Cardinals. Trojans fell by the scores of 20-22 and 19-21. Photo Credit: Hannah Alff

First match the Trojans squared of against the Earlham Cardinals and lost the first set 20 to 22, and the second set 19 to 21.

Next they played the Chargers of ACGC. The Trojans won both sets by the scores of 21 to 15 and 21 to 19.

The Trojans ended the night off by defeating CAM in both set 24 to 22 and 21 to 12 respectively.

Coach Bireline said, “The girls played well, good serve receive and good passing.”

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL – Sophomore Mckenzie Waters focuses on the hit during a match against the Earlham Cardinals in the girls first game of the season.
Photo Credit: Hannah Alff

Sophomore Chloe Davis found her into the rotation at the beginning of the year. “Good, we need to work on hitting errors and making clean plays,” Davis said when asked about her thoughts on where the team needs to improve on.

Over the weekend they competed in a tournament coming away with a 2-3 record. Their two wins came against Denison and CAM. The girls have already matched their number of wins from last year with 4 on the year so far. Head coach Emma Bireline also recorded her 10th career win as coach with the volleyball team.

The girls played well, good serve receive and good passing.”

— Coach Bireline

The next game for the team will be Thursday Aug. 31. At home against the Glenwood Rams with varsity at 7.

SERVICE – Freshman Haley Rasmussen serves the ball in a pre-season scrimmage. Rasmussen has already seen some varsity time. Photo Credit: Hannah Alff