Trojans Falter in Road Sweep Against USF


FORT WAYNE, Ind. – On Wednesday night, Taylor returned to the court after a two-week hiatus, hitting the road for a matchup with Saint Francis. The TU squad struggled to find its groove, falling 25-23, 25-15, 25-18 in a three-set sweep.


The Trojans (7-9, 6-8 CL) put together their best stretch of play in the first set. Trailing 21-16, TU fought back with a 7-2 rally. Amanda Adams led the attack with two kills in the positive run, as the team knotted the match at 23 points each.


The Cougars (8-9, 8-9 CL) separated with a more efficient offense throughout the night. USF tallied 44 kills and a .250 hitting percentage to split the season series with Taylor.


Every other statistical category looked similar between the two teams. Saint Francis edged TU in digs (39-35) and aces (4-2) but drew even in total blocks (5).


Outside hitter, Adams, paced the Trojans with 12 kills for her 14th double-digit kill effort of the year. The senior was brilliant in the opening set, landing nearly half of the squad’s kills with six.


TU’s libero Erin Peugh logged her 11th double-digit dig performance with a team-high 14 digs. Grace Isaacs added to the defense at the net, recording three block assists.


The Trojans will be back in Odle Arena on Friday to take on Goshen (0-12, 0-12 CL) at 7:00 pm.