PALOS HEIGHTS, IL – The road to success in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference does not come easily as Governors State is finding out in its second year of membership.
Taking on the top team in the South Division, Governors State fell to Trinity Christian, 11-25, 14-25, 25-22, 4-25 – but not before capturing its first set against the Trolls in five meetings. TCC (16-7, 9-0 CCAC) remains the CCAC's only unbeaten team while GSU falls to below .500 at 11-12 overall and 1-9 in the CCAC.
Offense was the difference in Thursday's match: Trinity recorded a .403 attack percentage while GSU finished at .000. Ashley Pickert, Erika Halverson and Milica Maras notched six kills apiece. Setter Savik Salgado came off the bench to register 15 assists and a team-high 11 digs.
TCC saw four players reach double-figure kills, led by Danielle Oeverman's 15 spikes.
"There's a reason why Trinity is in first place, they attack really well and have a deep roster," said GSU Head Coach Pedro Gonzalez. "We have to continue battling and putting the effort in."
GSU takes a break from conference action to compete in the Crimson Wave Invitational starting tomorrow afternoon at Calumet St. Joseph. The Jaguars meet arch-rival IU Northwest at 3 p.m. and William Penn at 5 p.m. at the Rittenmeyer Center in Whiting, Indiana.