Bulldogs Roll Past Thunder with Fourth Set Comeback

Bulldogs Roll Past Thunder with Fourth Set Comeback

ADRIAN, Mich. – The Adrian College women's volleyball team opened its home and conference schedule with a memorable comeback, defeating Trine University by a score of 3-1.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 3, Trine 1 (19-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-23)

Location: Adrian, Mich. (Merillat Sport and Fitness Center)

Records: Adrian 6-6 (1-0 MIAA), Trine 7-7 (0-1 MIAA)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Trine's only set victory came in the opening set, winning 25-19. The set was close throughout most of the action, but the Thunder started pulling away late and rattled off a 7-2 run to finish the set.

The second set was decided by the largest margin and it was Adrian jumping out to a 5-1 lead and controlling the match from there. The Bulldogs never trailed in the second set and won the set 25-17.

Neither team could pull ahead in the third set, with the largest lead being four points until the Black and Gold stretched out a six-point lead at 23-17. Trine attempted a comeback but Adrian was able to fend the Thunder off to take the set 25-22.

Trine came out hot in the fourth set, desperate to send the match into a fifth set. The Thunder opened the set up with a 10-4 lead before the Bulldogs started clawing back into the set. Adrian was trailing 19-12 before going on a 13-4 run to win the match, including five straight points to seal the deal in one of the best single-set comebacks Adrian has had in Kwan era.

TOP DOGS

• Senior Olivia Welch led the Bulldogs in kills with 16 and added 15 digs and two service aces.

• Sophomore Liz Susitko was Adrian's leader in assists and digs, with 30 assists and 22 digs. Junior Megan Prsa contributed 16 digs on defense.

• Sophomore Alex Tobler also totaled double digit kills, finishing the match with 12.

THE OPPOSITION

• Madison Munger led the Trine offense with 16 kills.

• Raven Hood led the Thunder in assists with 23.

• Trine's defense was led by Kendra Nicley and Lindsey DeCamp with 26 and 21 digs, respectively.

UP NEXT

The Bulldogs travel to Albion on Saturday, Sep. 22 for a conference match with the Britons and a rematch with Capital University in a doubleheader. The Bulldogs defeated the Crusaders 3-1 on Sep. 1 as part of the Capital/Otterbein Classic.

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