Volleyball played a tri-match on Saturday with Richard Bland and Denmark Tech. The Trojans ended up going 1-1 on the day improving to 11-5 on the season and 3-2 in conference play.
FTCC vs. Richard Bland (L, 0-3)
The first game was against #5 ranked Richard Bland. The Statesmen started off strong in set one only allowing the Trojans 7 points. FTCC bounced back in set two with more energy starting off with a block from Sonjai Guiles (Georgetown, SC) and Eternitie Denton (Fayetteville, NC) to score their second point of the set. They caught a couple breaks by some service errors from Richard Bland to get the ball back and then made a run with some kills. The kills came from Morgan Brady (Fayetteville, NC) and Hannah Spexarth (Fayetteville, NC) making the score 8-13. Spexarth and Guiles had a big block before turning the ball back over to Richard Bland until another Statesmen service error made it 10-17. Sydney Conklin (Fayeteville, NC) and Brady each had a kill and Guiles added another block to finish the set just in reach of #5 Richard Bland. Set three was similar to the second with a close fight from the Trojans. Denton, Brady and Conklin each had kills for their team and Guiles and Denton added a block in set three.
Brady lead the offense for the Trojans with 6 kills and Jaqueline Woosley (Fayetteville, NC) had 16 assists. Aliyah Brown (Fayetteville, NC) ended with 7 digs and Guiles had 3 blocks.
Set Scores: 7-25, 19-25, 16-25
FTCC vs. Denmark Tech (W, 3-0)
The second game for the Trojans was against Denmark Tech from South Carolina. FTCC started off strong and did not stop, not allowing the Panthers over 9 points in any set. The offense was lead by Denton with 6 kills, Guiles with 5 kills and Rion Caldwell (Florence, SC) with 5 kills. The Trojans ended with 28 service aces, Spexarth and Kailey Ann Strickland (Fayetteville, NC) each had 6. Caldwell, Brady and Destinee Harriott (Fayetteville, NC) added 3 more aces each. The Trojan defense was lead by Woosley with 5 digs and Harriott with 4. Brady had the only block for the Trojans.
Set Scores: 25-8, 25-9, 25-7
The Trojans are back on the road this week traveling to Pitt Community College on Thursday at 6pm and USC Union on Friday at 6pm.