Tribune photo by Zach Spicer/ Trinity Lutheran junior Mandan Langley (7) and sophomore Mallory Barker (16) attempt to block an attack by Linton-Stockton's Courtney Johnson during Saturday's Barr-Reeve Invitational. Trinity went 4-0 in winning the tournament.
Tribune photo by Zach Spicer/ Trinity Lutheran senior Kyra Klosterman, center, passes the ball as teammates Hayley Carter, far left, and Haylee Barker look on during Saturday's Barr-Reeve Invitational. Trinity went 4-0 in winning the tournament.
While Sarah Stuckwisch would have preferred to take care of opponents in Saturday’s Barr-Reeve Invitational in two sets, she didn’t mind the pressure of a third set.
The Trinity Lutheran senior volleyball player and her teammates dug past Linton-Stockton in two sets and Class A No. 5 Indianapolis Lutheran and No. 3 Barr-Reeve in three sets in pool play to earn a spot in the championship match. The Cougars then beat Class 2A No. 4 Eastern Greene 25-23 in the first set of the title match before falling behind 7-0 and losing the second set 25-15.
In the previous three-set matches that day, Stuckwisch came up with a big hit or one of her teammates served an ace, dug a ball or delivered a kill of their own. Fortunately, that trend continued against Eastern Greene, and Trinity won 15-6 to finish 4-0 on the day and claim the tournament trophy.
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