Trenton struggles in second set as volleyball season ends in district semifinals

The Trenton Lady Bulldog volleyball team started strong, with first-set leads of 6-2 and 8-4, but as their Class 2, District 15 semifinal with host Lafayette County progressed, the Lady Huskers level of play surged, while Trenton’s dropped, as the #3 seed from Higginsville took a 25-20, 25-11 victory.  The semifinal match was broadcast on KTTN FM 92.3.

The loss ends arguably the best season in THS volleyball history with a record of 12-16-1, with the program only losing one senior, Cassidy Trump.  The amount of returning talent for the Bulldogs could have the 2018-2019 season as a potential for another ‘break-through’ for Amanda King’s program.

Higginsville, a youthful team much better than their 7-21-3 record might otherwise indicate, used a strong service game in the final set to pull away from a close match, and send the #2 seed home one win shy of an appearance in the District 15 title match.

Named to the All-District 15 first team for Trenton High School was junior Karli Provorse.  Shawna Coplen earned second-team All-District honors for the Lady Bulldogs.

Lexington, the #1 seed, won the District 15 title with straight set victories over #4 seed St. Paul Lutheran in the semifinals, and Higginsville in the final.  The Minutewomen will travel to St. Joseph on Saturday to take on District 13 champion Holden in the Class 2 sectional round.  District 16 champion Bishop LeBlond will host District 14 champion St. Michael the Archangel in the other.  The two winners play one another on Saturday, from Grace Gymnasium, in the Class 2 state quarterfinals.