Lady Jackets Defend Home Court

The Cedarville University volleyball team was victorious over Trevecca Nazarene on Friday night in a conference rematch. The Jackets (20-13, 12-1) defeated the Trojans (15-14, 5-8) in three sets on Oct. 11in Nashville.

The Jackets slowly built their lead in the first set, dominating 25-16. The second set was back and forth, and after being tied 16 different times, the Jackets dropped the set 26-28.

The offensive attack was led by Amanda Bell with 16 kills, Abby Shelton with 12 and Hannah Wagner with 11. Coach Martin said that the side-out attack was really good, and they stepped up their blocking game since their last match against Trevecca.

Tied at one set a piece, the third set was sure to be a highly contested battle. The Jackets took a comfortable lead in the middle of the game, leading by as many as four, but Trevecca battled back into the match and tied it at 24. Bell then made a critical kill and block in back-to-back points to give the Jackets the win 26-24.

The Jackets led consistently through the fourth set, winning 25-22 and taking the match 3-1.

After celebrating Senior Night, seniors Kelsey Christiansen and Stephanie Rogers had nine and 10 kills respectively. Rogers also contributed six blocks.

“They’ve helped mentor (our young players), which is just phenomenal,” Walters said. “They’re great spiritual leaders on the team, and I can’t say enough about them.”

Saturday night the Jackets welcome Kentucky Wesleyan to the Callan Athletic Center in a match to determine the regular season champions of the G-MAC. The winner will host the conference tournament next weekend, Nov. 21-23.

Paul McMichael is a junior preseminary Bible major and a sports reporter for Cedars.

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