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Troy Volleyball Cohen breaks dig record

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Lindsey Schoewe

Staff Writer

 

Troy volleyball had a tough tournament this past weekend when it traveled to Clemson, S.C. for the Clemson Classic.

The Trojans lost all three games in the tournament falling on Friday to Delaware 2-3 and losing on twice on Saturday to Clemson 3-1 and Alabama 3-1.

The top hitter for Troy over the weekend was was junior Marija Zelenovic, who received the All-Tournament Team for the Clemson Classic with her 41 kills and 28 digs.

Despite the losses, this was a historic weekend for senior libero Courtney Cohen, who tied the school career dig record on Friday when she recorded 21 digs against Delaware.

It was during the first match of Saturday against Clemson when Cohen broke Vickie Paciski’s mighty total of 1,728 digs with nine digs against the Tigers.

“Individual accolades in a team sport are honestly more of a testament to the team as a whole rather than that person alone,” Cohen said. “I am so thankful to have had my wonderful teammates because without them this accomplishment would not have been possible.”

After the Clemson Classic was over, Cohen had increased her career total to 1,745 digs after recording eight digs against the Crimson Tide in the second Saturday match.

Head Coach Sonny Kirkpatrick expressed his excitement for Cohen now that she has broken the Troy career dig record.

“I am really proud of Courtney; she is an outstanding player and has had a great volleyball career so far,” Kirkpatrick said. “I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for her.”

The Trojans are now finished with their nonconference slate of games and will start off Sun Belt action at home against conference heavyweight Western Kentucky this Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Western Kentucky is 10-4 this year with losses to USC, Ohio State, Florida State and Ohio and is the defending Sun Belt champion.

“We want to open up conference play with the best team,” Kirkpatrick said. “We will get see where we are in terms of our competition level. I look forward to playing with them on Friday.”