Lowe claims 300th win with 3-1 victory over Aamp;M

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 21, 2000

TROY – Led by a powerful offense and a great defensive effort, Troy State picked up a 3-1 win over in-state rival Alabama A&M, securing head coach Ginger Lowe her 300th career win at Troy State.

"This win was huge," said Lowe after the win. "I am happy for the girls, because it was a win against a good team. I am thrilled to have gotten the opportunity win 300 at Troy State because I really love Troy State."

The Trojans (7-3) opened the match with a 6-0 run, and went on to take the first game 15-3. Andrea Ellisor stepped up and had five kills to lead the Trojans to the win.

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The Lady Bulldogs (7-1) would not go away quietly. Alabama A&M jumped out to an early 5-1 lead, and got ahead 13-8. The Trojans would fight back, and cut the score to 14-13, before the Lady Bulldogs would finish the game, 15-13.

With the match tied at a game a piece, the Trojans stepped up the pace. Jumping out to a 4-0 lead, the Trojans took game three, 15-6, behind three kills by Amy Kellogg and Erika VanHootegem.

Troy State took the momentum and ran with it, taking control of the fourth game early with a 6-1 lead. The Trojans would never look back and clinched the win, 15-5.

Leading the Trojans in the win was VanHootegem. VanHootegem led Troy State in kills with 18 and digs with 15. Rachel Hassan added 13 kills and eight digs, with Ellisor chipping in with 12 kills and eight digs and four blocks. Emily Larson led the offense with 50 assists to go along with her 12 digs.

The Trojans are in action again this weekend as they travel to the Magic City, Birmingham, for the Samford Invitational against Samford, Western Carolina and Tennessee State.