VOLLEYBALL OUTLASTS WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY
Box Score While the first set seemed like an easy win, Trinity began to struggle right from the jump in the second set, allowing Washington Adventist to catch up to tying it up 1-1. After losing the second and third sets, the Trinity University volleyball team won the fourth and fifth sets clenching the match 3-2 (25-14, 21-25, 13-25, 25-19, 15-12) Monday night.
The win couldn’t have come at a better time being it was the annual ‘Fan Fun Day’ for the Tigers. Fans received free food and Trinity athletic T-shirts for attending the event.
Trinity (3-11) finished with 56 digs and 21 kills as sophomore libero Natasha Dennis had 13 of those 56 digs for the Tigers. Senior Lakia Meriwether led the team with 8 kills on the night as sophomore Brittany Wilkerson posted 13 of the teams 14 assists.
Washington Adventist battled hard in the fifth set but the Tigers never gave up, winning the last set by three.
The Tigers will be back in action at 7 p.m. on Thursday against PSU-Abington at home.
Student-Athlete Profile of the Week
A native of New Haven, Connecticut, Ellen Bethea is a senior volleyball captain at Trinity. As an Elementary Education major, Ellen has a GPA of 3.0.
1. Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
My nieces and nephews have a huge influence on everything I do. I strive to be better for them, and set a good example. Hopefully someday I might be an influence on their life as well.
2. What is your favorite movie?
Ever since the movie Love and Basketball came out, I have watched it about every day. I would say that has to make it my favorite movie.
3. Do you have any hidden talents?
I have been dancing since I was three; I do ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. I also sing, although very few people know that.
4. Who is your favorite teacher at Trinity?
Dr. Calderone, my department head (Elementary Education); she is always there to help me whenever I need it. Her enthusiasm about teaching and elementary education inspires me to better myself and makes learning exciting.
5. What is your favorite part of being a Trinity student-athlete?
I love that I am able to do well in my studies and also succeed on the court, being a student-athlete helps me to balance my schedule. It’s also nice just knowing that people watch me on the court and remember me. For example, I was walking down the hall the other day and someone said, “That’s number 15”, that made me smile. It’s also nice to meet different people while traveling, and network with other athletes and coaches.
6. Tell me something about yourself that now many people may know.
When I was younger I used to play on a boys tackle football team, my cousin and I were the only girls on the team. I played until I was 12 and we even went to nationals!
7. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I have a lot of younger cousins and I used love pretending they were ill and taking care of them. Since this was so fun to me, I used to imagine being a doctor.
Volleyball wins another one
Trinity volleyball won its second match (2-10) beating Washington Adventist 3-1 in Tacoma Park, MD, Sept. 25th. Box Score
As a team, Trinity had 26 kills, 17 aces, and 1 block. Lakia Meriwether had 10 kills, one ace; and Ellen Bethea had eight kills and three aces. Leading the team in assists and digs was Brittany Wilkerson with 19 assists and 8 digs.
This win brings the Tigers to 2-10. Trinity plays Cecil college on Monday (7pm) and travels to Front Royal, VA to play Christendom (7pm).
Box Score, On Saturday Sept. 15, 2012 Trinity University Volleyball Tigers beat Medgar Evers 3-1 (25-21, 25-18, 20-25, 25-20).
Sophomore Brittany Wilkerson led the Tigers with 5 kills on 9 total attacks, 16 assists, 3 aces, and 5 digs. Senior Lakia Meriwether had 10 kills on 27 total attacks, 2 aces, 2 digs, and 3 blocks.
Trinity improved to 1-7 while Medar Evers is now 0-6. Volleyball is back in action tonight in the Trinity Center at 7pm against Christendom.