Colorado College Roars Back to Take SCAC Volleyball Title

Colorado College Roars Back to Take SCAC Volleyball Title

KERRVILLE, Texas - Colorado College fought back from a 2-0 deficit against Trinity University to win the 2017 SCAC Volleyball Tournament title Saturday evening on the campus of Schreiner University. Official Website | Postgame Interview

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Trinity jumped out to a two set lead (25-22, 25-18), but Colorado College fought back to take the final three sets and claim the title (25-19, 25-23, 15-13)
  • In the fourth set with Trinity trailing 22-20, the TU Tigers took the next three points to take a 23-22 lead but Colorado College bounced back to take the three points and the set.
  • Trinity started the the fifth set with a four point lead, but Colorado College rallied to take six of the next seven points and the lead.
  • Tied at 8, the teams swapped points to 11 where Colorado College won two straight points to take a lead that they would not relinquish.

COLORADO COLLEGE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Haley Harris: 22 kills, game winning kill
  • Jordan Mullen: 15 kills, .424 attack percentage
  • Anna Gurolnick: 18 digs
  • Myca Steffey-Bean: six kills on 13 attempts, .308 hitting percentage

TRINITY UNIVERSITY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Madeline McKay: 19 kills
  • Sarah Mullens: 13 digs, two service aces
  • Avery Tuggle: 11 kills, two digs

NOTABLES

  • The tournament title is the fourth for the Colorado College program and the first since the Tigers won three straight from 2010-2012.
  • Jordan Mullen of Colorado College was named the 2017 SCAC Volleyball Tournament MVP. The rest of the All-Tournament team is listed below.
  • It is just the third time in SCAC volleyball tournament history that a team has rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win the championship match. Trinity did it in 2007 (over Austin College) and 2013 (over Southwestern).
  • Colorado College (31-1), the top-ranked team in the nation, earns the SCAC's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament with the victory. Southwestern (29-5) and Trinity (27-6), ranked third and fourth, respectively, in the most recent NCAA West Region rankings, are expected to receive at-large bids. The NCAA Division III tournament bracket will be announced on Monday.
  • In earlier action on Saturday, Austin College took the fifth place match with a 3-0 sweep of Centenary College and Southwestern University earned third-place honors with a 3-0 sweep of Texas Lutheran

SCAC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Bryten Mitchan Outside Hitter Texas Lutheran University
Piper Sisemore Middle Blocker Southwestern University
Katrina Lieberman Setter Trinity University
Maggie Linker Middle Blocker  Trinity University
Haley Harris Outside Hitter Colorado College
Lizzy Counts Setter Colorado College
Jordan Mullen Outside Hitter Colorado College

[BOLD] = Tournament MVP

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