Volleyball Weekly Preview

Volleyball Weekly Preview

THIS WEEK: The Trinity College volleyball team enters the third week of action with a 1-5 record after dropping matches to Western Connecticut State, Middlebury, and Hamilton last week. The Bantams look to get back in the win column this weekend with three home games, starting with New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rival Wesleyan on Friday, followed by Colby-Sawyer and Husson on Saturday.

MATCH-UPS:
Trinity (1-5, 0-2) v. Wesleyan (4-1) (2-0 in NESCAC)
Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m.
Oosting Gymnasium
Hartford, Connecticut
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Trinity (1-5, 0-2) v. Colby-Sawyer (3-9) (2-4 in NAC)
Saturday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m.
Oosting Gymnasium
Hartford, Connecticut

Trinity (1-5, 0-2) v. Husson (7-7) (0-0 in NAC)
Saturday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m.
Oosting Gymnasium
Hartford, Connecticut

Wesleyan Series History: Wesleyan holds a 19-46 advantage in the series dating back to 1985.

Recent history against the Cardinals: Wesleyan took down the Bantams, 3-0 last year in Middletown.

Colby-Sawyer Series History: Trinity is 2-0 against Colby-Sawyer dating back to 2012.

Recent history against the Chargers: Trinity won, 3-1, against the Chargers last season in Hartford.

Husson Series History:
 The Bantams are 1-0 in the all-time series, winning the lone match in 2014.

Last Trinity win versus the Eagles: Trinity won, 3-0, in the two teams only game in 2014.

WEEKLY NOTES:
- First-year Colette Scheffers has had an impressive start to her college career as the Illinois native leads the team with 55 kills and is fourth in the NESCAC with 2.75 kills per set. Scheffers is also tied for 13th in the conference in service aces per set (0.40) and leads the team with eight aces.

- Senior tri-captain Randi Whitham is third in the league with 159 assists and is second on the team with seven aces. 

- Sophomore Hanna Engstrom led Trinity with a career-high 15 kills against Middlebury last week and led all scorers with 15 points in the game. Engstrom had 36 total kills in the team's three games last week.

- The Bantams average 10.60 kills per set as a team, compared to last season when they finished with a 10.41 kills per set clip. Trinity also is averaging 1.33 blocks per set compared to just 0.92 last fall.