Transylvania University Too Much for Jackets

The Defiance College volleyball team traveled to  Transylvania University on Saturday morning, October 21st for an early afternoon match-up. The Yellow Jackets lost in three straight sets, making their record 4-3 in HCAC play.

In set one, Defiance battled back and forth against Transylvania, tying the set at 4, 5, 6, and 7. The Pioneers steadily led the match for quite a while until the Jackets were able to come back and tie the set again at 20. Transylvania took the lead at that point and won the set 21-25. Defiance started set two playing right behind Transylvania, playing, at most, 4 points behind the Pioneers. Transylvania was able to break open the lead by taking advantage of Defiance errors and won 16-25. In set three, Yellow Jacket miscommunication and strong Transylvania offense was too much for Defiance, causing a 5-25 loss.

Jessi Davis was the offensive leader for the Jackets with 6 kills, with sister Jenni and Marissa Windau right behind with 5 kills a piece. The defensive leader for the day was Abigail Cronin with 7 digs, and Marissa behind with 6 digs. “We definitely didn’t play to our best ability. The best thing we can do is learn from it. We still have a lot of season left with some big conference games. It’s far from over but we need to keep getting better and stick to the game plan” was what Junior co-captain Marissa Windau had to say. The Yellow Jackets will be back in action Wednesday evening, October  25th, for their Senior Night against Anderson University, at 7pm.

Written by Michaela Bauer

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