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Volleyball - Wed, Oct. 5, 2016
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DEERFIELD, Ill. - - - The Women's Volleyball team continued the win streak as they traveled to Deerfield, IL Tuesday night for a match against Trinity International University (IL). The Eagles rolled to a 3-1 (25-15, 21-25, 25-20, 25-18) win in the North Divisional conference match and rolled to their largest win streak this season of six games.


Judson (9-13, 4-2 CCAC) took on a struggling TIU (7-16, 1-5 CCAC) squad that battled the Eagles to four sets. JU came out early with the energy and put together numerous important scoring runs that would overwhelm the Trojans.


Jennifer Donnell (JR/Schaumburg, IL) was the lead attacker for Judson tallying 15 kills, a service ace, and one block assist. Claire Speweik (JR/Elgin, Ill.) came out to a 10 kill game and would add two service aces of her own along with one block assist. Both Eagles were getting the job done offensively helping the team to a .197 attack clip and six team service aces. Taylor Konchel (FR/Bartlett, Ill.) also aided the four set win with seven kills while Grace Smith (SR/Richland, WA) added six kills that went along with her solo block and one block assist.


Cara Tyrrell (SR/Algonquin, Ill.) and Victoria Klaft (FR/Aurora, Ill.) held down the back line combining for 21 defensive digs that also fueled the efforts of Natalie Ricca (JR/Crystal Lake, Ill.) and Clara McDowell (JR/Elgin, Ill.) who added nine and seven digs respectively. Ricca also had a great game at the net as well totaling 31 assists and three kills.


Judson controlled the game from the end of the first set only dropping the second set by a slim margin of 25-21. The Eagles limited their errors and put together small three to four point runs throughout the match that made a big impact in late sets. JU's largest run was in the important third set in which the Eagles rallied for a six point run that put Judson up early 12-4. TIU only made a chance for themselves early in sets, but errors combined with the experience and dominant attack from the Eagles shut down any attempt at a run for the Trojans.


The Eagles look to go for seven in a row this weekend as they travel to Bourbonnais, IL for the Olivet Nazarene University CCAC Crossover tournament. Judson will face Governors State on Friday, October 8th at 4:30pm, and then face ONU and Indiana University-South Bend on Saturday, October 9th at 12:30pm and 3:30pm.