High School Volleyball

Trinity adds another tournament title

Trinity Christian's volleyball team added another first-place trophy to its resume in pursuit of the program's third consecutive GISA state championship this fall.

The Lady Lions went 7-0 at last weekend's Augusta Prep Invitational, dropping just one game before sweeping South Aiken, S.C. in the finals, 25-22, 25-15.

Trinity's front line was balanced throughout the championship match against South Aiken, who took a game in the first meeting in the Gold Bracket before falling 25-23, 22-25, 15-10. The Lady Lions, though, dominated the finale.

'In the finals we had tremendous balance in our attack. We had 7 kills from the outside hitters, 6 kills from the right-side hitter, and 8 kills from our middle blockers,' said Trnity coach Joe Camp. 'We have been working hard on balancing our attack and it is starting to pay off. I felt like our defense was carrying us to this point, now our offense is starting to flex its muscle.'

Trinity didn't get much of a challenge in pool play, cruising to victories over Dominion Christian (25-11, 25-15), host Augusta Prep (25-22, 25-14) and Harvester Christian (25-13, 25-17) advancing to the Gold Bracket. The Lady Lions added wins over Young Americans (27-25, 25-12) and Fox Creek, S.C. (25-13, 25-22) before facing South Aiken twice.

Key contributions in the tournament came from Alex Huber (29 kills, 43 digs, 7 aces); Jordan Jones (97 assists, 12 kills, 26 digs, 8 aces), Natalie Sisler (21 kills, 5 aces), Kelsey Richards (41 digs), Mandy Price (25 digs), Cheyenne Hayes (31 kills, 39 digs, 9 aces) Chasey Mitchell 17 kills (0.467 kill percentage); Francie Hutcheson (12 kills, 5.5 blocks.) Fresh off the tournament victory, Trinity was put on the ropes by a veteran Young Americans in a region matchup on Tuesday before escaping with a 25-18, 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 15-6 win. The Lady Lions were on the brink of a sweep, leading 10-5 in game three, before Young Americans stormed back to stay walive, eventually winning games three and four.

'I think it was a wake-up call for us,' Camp said. 'Young Americans has 6 seniors and they never quit. We let up a bit in the third set and they took advantage. I was proud to see our team respond to the challenge.'



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