Columbia, Mo. – The Hannibal-LaGrange University Lady Trojans traveled to Stephens College for an AMC matchup. After a slow start, the Trojans were unable to completely recover and would lose the match by scores of 12-25, 19-25, and 10-25.
In the first set, the Lady Trojans got out to quick start and were up 3-1. The Stars would come back and even the score at 6-6, and SC went on a scoring run to take the lead 15-8. The Trojans caught a break after an attacking error, making the score 9-15. However, it would not be enough as the Lady Trojans would score one point compared to the Stars 10; the Trojans would lose by a score of 12-25.
The second set would see the two teams tied at 8-8 early on, before two quick Lady Trojan kills by Joy Lamb (FR/League City, Texas) and Khristina Schellentrager (SR/Catheys Valley, Calif.) would pull them ahead 10-8. The Stars then used a five point run to take the lead at 13-10 before a kill by Schellentrager would halt the scoring run, putting the score at 11-13. The Lady Trojans struggled to put together any type of scoring run and found themselves down 16-19 before a block by Schellentrager and Shelby Maupin (JR/St. Peters, Mo.) would close the gap to 17-19. A Trojan attacking error would allow the Stars to pull ahead 22-18. Schellentrager would score for the Trojans to pull them within three points, 19-22. The set ended with two Trojan attacking errors, giving the Stars the second set by a score of 25-19.
The Lady Trojans went into the third set with an adjusted lineup due to injury. Off to a slow start, the Trojans found themselves down 3-15. A kill by Melissa Ryan (FR/Plainfield, Ill.) and a Stars service error would put the score at 5-19. However, the Trojans found themselves outmatched as they would drop the third and final set by a score of 10-25.
Melissa Ryan led the Lady Trojans on the night with eight kills and 10 digs, followed by Shelby Maupin with four kills and four blocks. Emily Pfeiffer (JR/Springfield, Ill.) contributed 20 assists on the night.
The Lady Trojans return to action this Saturday, October 29, for a non-conference matchup against Lincoln Christian University. The contest is set to start at 1 p.m. inside the Mabee Sports Complex. Come out and support your Lady Trojans on Senior Day!