Troy remains perfect at Trojan Arena


Lindsey Schoewe
Volleyball Beat Writer

The Troy volleyball team had another win at home beating Alabama State in straight sets on Tuesday night.

Freshmen middle hitter Kiah Cheatham served the ball across the next the net on Alabama State’s side of the court, getting an ace to win the game.

Cheatham was second highest in kills with seven, while Darby Griff led the team with eight kills.

“I was so happy that I served the ball and got an ace on game point, it made me feel more confident in my serving,” Cheatham said.

Much of the spotlight has been placed on senior libero Courtney Cohen, who played the first two sets of the three.

Cohen is drawing closer to breaking the career record for digs now only needing 22 to set the career mark after recording nine digs in the Tuesday match so this weekend Cohen plans on breaking the dig record she has been chasing for so long.

“I hope I can break the record, but I am focusing on this weekend’s competition and winning,” Cohen said “I am surrounded by amazing teammates and a support system. I wouldn’t be able to do anything without the blocker or the setters, plus it shows how far we have come as a team.”

Head Coach Sonny Kirkpatrick was happy about the win, but is now turning his attention to the final tournament before Sun Belt Conference play opens up at home against Western Kentucky on Sept. 27.

“At points we played really well, and at points we didn’t play well,” said Kirkpatrick. “I am proud of the girls for the win, but now we need to focus for this weekend.”

The Trojans are on the road this weekend for the Clemson Classic where the team will first face Delaware on Friday at 3:30 p.m., followed by Clemson and Alabama on Saturday.

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