April 1, 2019 / Trailblazers open spring volleyball season
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University volleyball team opened the
spring season with exhibition scrimmages against Rose-Hulman and
Indiana University East at the P.E. Complex on Saturday.
Each scrimmage was four sets.
The Trailblazers’ Alison Smith and Lucie Strasser had double-double
performances in both matches.
In the first scrimmage, VU played Rose-Hulman and split the four sets
contested between the two teams 18-25, 23-25, 25-14, 25-20.
Smith, Strasser and Kloie McGrew all posted a double-double for the Trailblazers.
Smith notched 13 kills and 12 digs. Strasser tallied 26 assists and
13 digs. McGrew recorded 17 assists and 10 digs.
McGrew also hit four aces.
Allison Ruddick led the way with 19 digs and had a pair of aces.
Ryleigh Fidler contributed 12 kills, while Grace Doane added 10 kills.
Ariana Gentzler had four blocks. Ryli Bobbit followed with three blocks.
In the second scrimmage, the Trailblazers split the four sets with
Indiana University East 25-14, 24-26, 25-17, 20-25.
Smith and Strasser recorded their second double-doubles of the day.
Smith logged 16 digs and 12 kills. Strasser collected 13 digs and 12 assists.
Ruddick registered 28 digs.
Gentzler finished with eight kills and three blocks.
first with 15 assists.
Fidler hit seven kills.
Brantli Lannan had 14 digs against Indiana University East and 11
digs against Rose-Hulman.
“This was a great experience for our team to play two good four-year
programs,” VU Volleyball Coach Gary Sien said. “Even better to see two
of our own, Genesis Milisde and Cali Topolski, at their four-year
school Indiana University East. It means a lot to assistant coach Mike
Misner and I to assist our students in continuing their academic and
athletic careers. We strive to get our students into the best fit possible.
“The day was also notable as we had a number of future Trailblazers
in attendance from the classes of 2019 through 2022. Blazers from the
past, present and future were all there.”
Up next on the spring schedule for the Trailblazers is a tournament
at the University of Evansville on April 13.
Vincennes University Newsroom
MARCIA MARTINEZ, Sports Information Director & University
812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell,
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Department of University Relations, www.vinu.edu/newsroom