Class A No. 10 Trinity Lutheran made some adjustments after losing their first set against South Ripley on Tuesday, and it resulted in a four-game win for the Cougars.
The Cougars won 22-25, 25-20, 25-11, 25-23 while playing without starter Samantha Newmister.
In the first set, the Cougars started out in a 5-1 setup. With the score 11-9, South Ripley made a run to make it 17-10, then Trinity closed the gap to 23-20 on a Abby Hackman kill but the Raiders were able to hang on.
In the second game, with the score 13-9, Abby Schult recorded three kills while Whitney Rogers served well, to give Trinity an 18-9 lead.
The Raiders made a short run but kills by Abby Hackman and Sydney Stahl eventually gave the Cougars a 25-20 victory.
The Cougars looked at their best in the third set.
Superb serving led to six straight Trinity points to make it 19-11. The Cougars didn’t look back to take it 25-11.
In the decisive fourth game Lexi Schneider had two kills to end the game, giving Trinity the victory.
Cougars coach Chelsea Stroub was pleased with her team’s play.
She was especially pleased with freshman Sophia Stahl, who stepped in for Newmister and Lexie Schneider’s play.
“We still have some things to work on,” Stroub said. “We work on blocking among other things.”
The Cougars move to 4-1 with the win and will host Class A No. 3 Christian Academy on Thursday.