Trolls take a step up
Here’s a sign of a solid team: When Trinity Christian College’s women’s volleyball competition stepped up in class last weekend, so did the Trolls.
A couple of losses were needed to jump-start it, but Trinity bounced back with two victories on Saturday to leave the Olivet Nazarene campus in Bourbonnais with a 2-2 mark in the Tigers’ invitational.
That gave the Trolls a 3-2 record for the week and a 14-4 reading for the season, which now gets heavily into Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference action.
Friday night’s grind began with a five-set loss to Campbellsville. The Kentucky school scored a 13-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, 15-10 victory, with Trinity having numerous chances to swing the momentum in the critical third set — and beyond — but being unable to do so.
And there was no rest for the weary as Grand View, from Iowa, was waiting in the wings. The Trolls won the first set, but Grand View stormed back to take the next three, winning 24-26, 25-19, 25-21, 25-18.