Troy Volleyball wins school-record 11th straight match

Published 9:20 am Monday, October 23, 2023

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The Troy Trojans (12-8, 10-0) remained undefeated in Sun Belt Conference Volleyball play this week by sweeping the ULM Warhawks (4-20, 0-10) in a series of matches on the road.

The wins mark the longest winning streak in Troy Volleyball history and put Troy safely in command of The Sun Belt West as the only remaining undefeated team in the division.

In game one, Troy knocked off ULM 3-2 in a back-and-forth contest. The Trojans lost the first set 25-17 but won the second 25-13 to tie the match. ULM retook the lead with a 25-20 win in the third set but the Trojans rallied to take the next two 27-25 and 15-4 to win the match.

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Tori Hester led Troy with 23 kills, six aces 20 digs and one block, while Amiah Butler chipped in with 16 kills and three digs. Julia Brooks also earned seven kills and Janelle Stuempfig dished 40 assists.

In game two, on Oct. 21, Troy bested ULM 3-1. Troy took the first set 25-17 but lost the second 25-16. The Trojans then secured the series win by taking the third and fourth sets 25-17 and 25-21.

Hester again led the way with 18 kills, two aces, one block and 12 digs. Butler added 15 kills and Brooks earned 10 kills and five blocks. Stuempfig totaled 45 assists, two blocks and seven digs, while Jaci Mesa tallied 13 digs.

Troy now sets securely in first place in the Sun Belt West, ahead of South Alabama’s 8-2 conference record. Coastal Carolina, first in the Sun Belt East, is the only other team with an undefeated conference record in the SBC.

Troy will face a big test this week as the Trojans travel to Mobile to face South Alabama on Thursday and Friday in a conference battle over first place in the West.