BY: Austin Parks
The Titans volleyball team played at home in the Student Activities Center on Tuesday, Sept. 18 taking on the Crimson Wave of Calumet College of St. Joseph.
The game started off with an attack error by the Crimson Wave giving the Titans the opening point. From there on the Titans capitalized off of mistakes made by the visiting team. The Titans quickly got off to an early 10-4 lead because of these forced errors.
The Titans maintained their momentum throughout the set. At one point they would lead by a margin of 15 points. The Titans end up taking set one handily 25-11. The Titans outscored the Crimson Wave 17 kills to 5 in set one. The kill differential along with the early errors played a big factor in the dominating set win.
The second set started off similar to the first set with a quick lead early for the Titans. The Titans took an 8-2 lead with four kills from Robbie Berg leading the way. The Titans did not let up, in what would be their most impressive set this season in terms of point margin.
Titans win set two by 16 points with the score 25-9. Outscoring the Crimson Wave on kills along with multiple services aces compiled in their impressive set win.
The third set would prove no different then the first two. In what would be the Titans most impressive game this season. Four attack errors in a row by the Crimson Wave helped the Titans establish a lead early once again.
From there the Crimson Wave couldn’t stop the mistakes in a set that featured many by them. The Titans win the third set and the game 25-14 in what featured numerous service errors and attack errors that helped the Titans win the set.
“I thought we played very well as a team. We had great team chemistry and played with lots of energy. At practice, we have been focusing on playing one point at a time and not worrying about the previous play. I thought the team really played in the present, and each individual player did their job exceptionally well. There were many positives and takeaways to build on going into next week’s game,” said Jamie Ashmore, Titans coach.