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Trailblazers win over Brescia JV ahead of Blazer Classic

VINCENNES, Ind. -  The Vincennes University volleyball team defeated Brescia University JV in straight sets on Wednesday, by scores of 25-14, 25-14, 25-20 at the P.E. Complex.

VU Statistical Leaders

The Trailblazers were led by an all-around performance my sophomore Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) who led VU with 10 kills with 0 errors and a .400 hit percentage, also tied for the team-lead with 9 digs, 4 blocks and 1 ace. Sophomore Grace Doane (Vincennes, Ind.) finished with 8 kills, and freshman Breanna Metzger (Tennyson, Ind.) finished with 6 kills and 2 blocks. The Trailblazers were again led in set assists by freshman Savannah Grimes (Dieterich, Ill.) who finished with 15. Sophomores Ariana Gentzler (Paxton, Ill.) and Jaddy Duarte (Brasilia, Brazil) added to the win with 4 and 2 blocks respectively. Sophomore Brantli Lannan (Linton, Ind.) tied Fidler in both digs (9) and aces (1). Sophomore Ryli Bobbitt (Sullivan, Ind.) also had 1 service ace on the night.

VU Coach Gary Sien says. . .

Competing against JV team’s poses a unique set of problems when it comes to scouting. Sien said, “They’re hard to coach against because we didn’t really know anything about them. Sometimes they won’t have their roster finalized until a day or two before (the match). It can be tricky, like we’re just going up against the great unknown.” Sien added that he like the fight his team showed tonight after finishing set 1 on a 10 – 1 run, and after battling back from an early deficit in set 3. With the Blazer Classic coming up this weekend Sien said, “It’s nice to get a good win going into a tough tournament this weekend. To play John A Logan in the first match on Friday, who are the defending Region 24 champions, and beat us in the Region championship last October. We brought back most of our players from last year and so did they, so it’s going to be a tough one.”


  • The win puts the Trailblazers season record at 4-5.
  • Vincennes also remains perfect at home early in this season at 2-0 and extends VU’s home winning streak to 12.

Next up

VU gets set to host the Blazer Classic this weekend as it host five schools for two days of volleyball action. The Trailblazers take to the court Friday to face John A. Logan at 3 p.m. and Wabash Valley at 7 p.m. VU will also take on Walters State and Mineral Area on Saturday with start times of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All times listed are eastern.

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