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Texas State snaps Trojans’ win streak

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer   The Troy volleyball team’s winning streak ended on Thursday, Oct. 22, when it fell to Texas State 3-1 in Trojan Arena. The Trojans (13-12, 6-5 Sun Belt) hoped to come away with their ninth straight victory this season, but came up just short of the record last achieved in 1994. The Trojans started off with a struggle against the Bobcats (13-10, 8-2 Sun Belt), but battled back in an intense first set to go up one game to none. It was in this first set […]

by · October 29, 2015 · Sports, Volleyball
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Volleyball falls 3-1 at South Alabama

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer The Troy volleyball team fell to its archrival South Alabama, three sets to one, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Mobile. The Trojans (13-13, 6-6) looked to take a series sweep this season against the Jaguars (13-9, 7-4), but they were unable to keep up with their conference foe in the final three sets. Troy’s 3-1 loss was its second straight loss. It fell 3-1 at home to Texas State on Thursday, Oct. 22. The away team started the game with its typical high level of energy, […]

by · October 29, 2015 · Sports, Volleyball
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Troy volleyball extends win streak to eight games

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer The Trojan volleyball team picked up its eighth straight victory, defeating UL-Monroe 3-1 on Friday, Oct. 16, and UL-Lafayette 3-2 on Saturday, Oct. 17. With the pair of victories, Troy (13-11, 6-4 Sun Belt) has now moved up to fourth in the Sun Belt conference standings. The Trojans started out slow at ULM (12-12, 2-7 Sun Belt), losing their first set 21-25. Troy regrouped and bounced back after the first set, conquering the last three, all of them by a score of 25-20. Junior middle hitter […]

by · October 22, 2015 · Sports, Volleyball
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Volleyball cruises, wins sixth straight

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer The Troy volleyball team added three games to its current win streak, defeating ULM 3-0, UL-Lafayette 3-1 and Florida A&M 3-2 to pick up its sixth straight victory. The Trojans (11-11, 4-4 Sun Belt) played their first match of the weekend on Friday, Oct. 9, against the University of Louisiana at Monroe (11-9, 2-4 Sun Belt). Troy dominated the match with a .263 hitting percentage while holding ULM to .051. Troy won three straight sets, showing no signs of giving up its win streak. Senior outside […]

by · October 15, 2015 · Sports, Volleyball
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Troy volleyball downs South Alabama, wins third straight

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer The Trojan volleyball team took on the Georgia State Panthers on Friday, Oct. 2, defeating them 3-1, and defeating South Alabama 3-2 at home on Tuesday, Oct. 6. They started the first game in high energy, taking the lead early and holding it through the first set, winning 25-12. In the second set, Troy (7-11, 1-4 Sun Belt) continued to play with high energy, and gained an early lead. The Panthers (4-10, 0-4 Sun Belt) came back, though, gaining the lead to make it an intense […]

by · October 8, 2015 · Sports, Volleyball
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Troy volleyball snaps nine-game losing streak

Ty Ammons Staff Writer The Troy Trojans’ volleyball team split its last two games, falling at home to Arkansas State 3-0 on Saturday, Sept. 26, and winning by the same margin over Alabama A&M on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The Trojans (5-11, 0-4 SBC) lost in three straight sets. The Red Wolves (13-1, 4-0 Sun Belt) dominated the first and third sets by scores of 25-16 and 25-17, respectively, while the second set was closer at 25-22. Arkansas State led the Trojans in every category except digs, in which the two […]

by · October 1, 2015 · Sports, Volleyball
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Woes continue for Troy volleyball

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer It was another tough weekend for the Trojan volleyball team, with a victory against Appalachian State 3-2 on Friday, Sept. 18, and a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Arkansas State on Monday, Sept. 21. The Trojans took on the Mountaineers at home, looking to end their losing streak. The home team was in command for the first two sets, winning 25-20 in both. App State fought hard, but after losing an important player at the end of the second, it was not able to take […]

by · September 24, 2015 · Sports, Volleyball
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Trojan volleyball drops fifth straight

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer The Trojan volleyball team had an unfortunate weekend at the Crimson-White tournament, finishing with a loss to host Alabama, as well as losses to Virginia and Saint Louis. Playing the Crimson Tide first on Friday, Sept. 11, Troy (5-7, 0-0 Sun Belt) started the tournament with a loss and was unable to gain momentum back in the following matches. Alabama (4-6, 0-0 SEC) beat the Trojans in three straight sets (25-19, 25-15, 25-22). With 19 errors throughout the match and 29 kills to Alabama’s 37, the […]

by · September 17, 2015 · Sports, Volleyball
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Volleyball sweeps Trojan Invitational

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer The Trojan volleyball team picked up three wins at home at the Trojan Invitational this past weekend with victories over CSU Bakersfield 3-1, Alabama State 3-0, and East Tennessee State 3-1. Troy (5-3, 0-0 Sun Belt) opened up play on Friday, Sept. 4, against CSU Bakersfield (1-6, 0-0 WAC). After struggling in the first set, the Trojans bounced back, gaining the lead with an aggressive offense and winning in their first two sets. The Roadrunners bounced back with a win of their own in the third […]

by · September 10, 2015 · Sports, Volleyball
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Troy volleyball picks up wins

Sinclair Portis Staff Writer This past weekend the Troy volleyball team opened its season in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at the Chattanooga Classic with a win against Eastern Kentucky 3-1, losses against Chattanooga 1-3 and Valparaiso 0-3, and a win at home against UAB 3-2. The Trojans (2-2, 0-0 Sun Belt) came out strong in their opening game at the Chattanooga Classic, winning 3-1 against Eastern Kentucky (0-4, 0-0 Ohio Valley), who won 21 games last year. Senior outside hitter Blair Winston and junior outside hitter Symone Shaw led the team with […]

by · September 3, 2015 · Sports, Volleyball