PLYMOUTH – The Ancilla College volleyball team won both matches at this Saturday’s Ancilla Tri-Match, defeating Indiana University-Kokomo 25-22, 25-13, 22-25, 25-17 and sweeping the Goshen College junior varsity in straight sets 25-21, 25-15, 25-23.
The Lady Chargers (5-8, 0-5 MCCAA Western) received excellent serving from Chelsie Miller and Danni Burge against Indiana University-Kokomo, according to Ancilla head coach Lana Singleton.
Both players finished with three aces in the match.
Burge added 21 digs while Kelly Duke posted eight kills in 17 attempts with only one error. Nikki Trudell finished 22 for 24 in serve receive passing and added 10 digs of her own. Kristen Trudell finished with 36 assists
In the nightcap, Kristen Trudell dished out 41 assists while adding six kills to pace Ancilla. Miranda Hammons picked up 14 kills, 15 digs, and three aces with no errors while Keri Friend and Haley Markley each added 11 kills. Burge led the defense with 18 digs.
“Miranda Hammons had an outstanding game against Grace both offensively and defensively,” said Singleton. “She needs to have the confidence to hit the ball like that all the time. Overall, it was a great team effort with many girls contributing.
The Lady Chargers resume conference play on Tuesday when they travel to Grand Rapids, MI, to face MCCAA Western Conference rival Grand Rapids Community College. Play begins at 6:30 p.m. EDT.