BALANCED ATTACK LEADS BUCS PAST TEMPLE

Trinity Alualu

Trinity Alualu

The fourth-ranked Blinn College volleyball team defeated Temple College 25-19, 25-16, 25-27, 25-14 in non-conference action here Friday night.

The victory marked Blinn’s third consecutive win and improved the Buccaneers to 18-1 on the season.

Tawnee Luafalemana and Rebecca Reeve shared the Buccaneers’ team lead with 13 kills apiece, as Luafalemana finished with a .440 hitting percentage and four blocks.

Trinity Alualu filled up the stat sheet with seven kills, a .400 hitting percentage, nine digs and three blocks, and Rachel Sharp had an equally diverse impact, finishing with seven kills, 11 digs and four blocks. Abolanle Onipede added seven kills.

Rachel Sharp

Rachel Sharp

Jordyn Keamo had a team-high 29 assists and also finished with 11 digs, while Justus Tuiolosega added 16 assists. Alyssa LaMont led the Buccaneer defense with 16 digs.

The Bucs return to action Tuesday when they host Wharton County Junior College for a 6 p.m. Region XIV Conference match at the Blinn P.E. Building.

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 29 NJCAA national championships since 1987. For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.

(Story & photos courtesy: Richard Bray, Blinn Information)

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