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Trailblazer volleyball posts win over Snead State

VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University volleyball team picked up a victory with a 25-18, 22-25, 25-19, 25-23 win over Snead State at the P.E. Complex on Thursday.

VU Statistical Leaders

Sophomores Alison Smith (Oakland, Ill.), Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) and Lauren McCrary (Vincennes, Ind.) as well as Savannah Grimes (Dieterich, Ill.) recorded double-doubles. Smith led the way with 17 digs and 12 kills. Fidler contributed 11 digs and 10 kills. McCrary added 16 assists and 11 digs. Grimes posted 23 assists and 10 digs.

Sophomore Grace Doane (Vincennes, Ind.) tallied 11 kills and four blocks. Sophomore Ariana Gentzler (Paxton, Ill.) had a team-high seven blocks.

Sophomore Brantli Lannan (Linton, Ind.) finished with 18 digs and two aces.

VU Coach Gary Sien says. . .
“This was a very good match for us as we were able to score a team total of 63 points (kills, aces and blocks). We averaged nearly 16 points per set, which is the highest point total in several weeks. Our service reception and team defense (89 total digs) was on point all match.”

Next up

VU hosts the Showdown on the Wabash tournament Oct. 4 and 5 at the P.E. Complex and Student Recreation Center. On Oct. 4, the Trailblazers play Kankakee at 3 p.m. and Marshalltown at 7 p.m. EDT. On Oct. 5, VU plays Gadsden State at noon and St. Louis Community College at 4 p.m. EDT.

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