Colorado College Holds Off Texas Lutheran; Advances to SCAC Title Game for First Time Since 2012

Colorado College Holds Off Texas Lutheran; Advances to SCAC Title Game for First Time Since 2012

KERRVILLE, Texas - Colorado College held off an upset-minded Texas Lutheran squad to advance to the SCAC volleyball title match for the first time since 2012 with a 3-2 victory Friday evening on the campus of Schreiner University. Official Website | Postgame Interview

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Colorado College jumped out to a 2-0 lead with 25-19 and 25-23 victories only to see Texas Lutheran take the next two sets, 25-19 and 27-25.
  • In game two, TLU led 23-20 before CC rebounded to win the next five points and the set.
  • The fourth set was a classic, with TLU hitting .354 and CC hitting .350 as both teams hammered home winner after winner. Texas Lutheran staved off two match points at 24-23 and 25-24 to take the set 27-25.
  • Colorado College earned a decisive 15-8 victory in the fifth and deciding set.
  • Colorado College hit .281 for the match compared to .214 for Texas Lutheran

COLORADO COLLEGE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Aria Dudley: 17 kills, 5 digs, .457 hitting percentage
  • Jordan Mullen: 25 kills, 3 service aces, 13 digs, .288 hitting percentage
  • Lizzy Counts: 63 assists, 10 digs
  • Haley Harris: 16 kills, 19 digs, .268 hitting percentage

TEXAS LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Makenzie Griffin: 20 kills, 9 digs, .298 hitting percentage
  • Bryten Mitchan: 14 kills
  • Jaci Chambers: 28 digs
  • Kelly Jurden: 36 assists

NOTABLES

  • Saturday's championship game appearance will be the first for Colorado College since 2012
  • CC appeared in four straight SCAC title games from 2009 to 2012 - winning three of them.
  • Texas Lutheran is 0-4 all-time against Colorado College in the SCAC tournament. 
  • The Bulldogs will play in the third-place match tomorrow seeking the program's highest-ever finish since joining the SCAC prior to the 2013 season. TLU finished fourth in both 2013 and 2015.

UP NEXT

Top-ranked Colorado College will face off against the winner of Trinity University and Southwestern University in the championship match on Saturday at 4:30 PM. Texas Lutheran will battle the loser of that same Trinity/Southwestern for third place.

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