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The 11-6 Lady Celts Volleyball team finished a busy week of matches with a three-game home stand after a mid- week match on the road. The Celts hit the road Tuesday, Sept. 27, against UT-Tyler, headed home on Friday and Saturday to face conference foes Texas Wesleyan and Southwest Assemblies of God, along with a match against Dallas Christian.
Tuesday night the Celts came out to make a statement early against UT-Tyler. With a fast-paced offense and strong defense, the Celts jumped on UT-Tyler and never looked by for a 3-0 victory 25-21, 25-17, 25-12. Sophomore outside hitter Regina Trapp led the Celts with 20 kills for a .457 hitting percentage. Fellow outside hitter Stephanie Biediger finished with 10 kills of her own.
Next for the Celts was conference foe Texas Wesleyan on Friday, Sept. 30. The Celts dropped a five-set encounter with the Rams at their home tournament earlier in the season. The Celts jumped on the Rams early but saw them fight back to send the match to a fourth set. The Celts fought hard for its second conference win 3-1 25-19, 25-14, 23-25, 28-26. Once again Regina Trapp and Stephanie Biediger led the Celts with 27 and 12 kills respectively.
Saturday, the Celts hosted two matches against Southwest Assemblies of God and Dallas Christian for the annual Dig Pink matches for Breast Cancer research. In the first match, the Celts dropped their first conference match of the season. The Lions took a 3-1 win over the Celts 25-27, 16-25, 25-18, 20-25. The Celts had four hitters with double digit kills. Led by Regina Trapp’s 27 kills, Evon Welch’s 13 kills, Stephanie Biediger’s 12, and Lauren Curley’s 10 the Celts out hit the Lions but also had 30 hitting errors that led to the lose. Setter Brittany Weiler posted 60 assists for the match.
Needing to bounce back from the loss, the Celts had just a few minutes to prepare for their next match against Dallas Christian. The Celts posted a 3-0 victory 25-3, 25-6, 25-4. Regina Trapp once again led the Celts with 11 kills followed by fellow sophomore outside hitter Kirsten Kubicek with 8 kills. The victory puts the Lady Celts at 11-6 and 2-1 in the conference.
The Celts will hit the road this weekend for four tough matches at the Loyola Tournament in New Orleans before getting back to conference play the following week.