The Austin College volleyball team split its two matches on the first day of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Cross-Divisional on Saturday, topping Texas Lutheran 3-2 before falling to No. 19-ranked Trinity 3-0. The 'Roos are now 17-16 overall and 4-8 in conference play.
The 'Roos earned a hard fought victory in the first match of the day by topping TLU 25-23, 24-26, 25-15, 23-25, 16-14 behind 22 kills and 23 digs from Shelby Eaves. Madison Lee added 12 kills and seven digs and Presleigh Watson had 10 kills and six total blocks. Kelsey Klingler had 46 assists and both Alyse Magnuson and Rachel Fusselman had 18 digs.
Against the Tigers, the 'Roos got out to an early lead before Trinity took control on their way to handing Austin College a 17-25, 16-25, 18-25 loss to finish the first day of matches. Eaves had 10 kills and 13 digs and Fusselman had 17 digs, while Klingler finished with 23 assists and eight digs in the loss.
The 'Roos wrap up the weekend tomorrow when they take on Schreiner at 12:00 p.m. and Southwestern at 4:00 p.m.
Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
About Austin College
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope's influential book Colleges That Change Lives.