Titans continue hot streak with straight-sets win at Beach

Oct. 25—BEACH, N.D. — The Trinity Titans can see the horizon, and it's golden — especially after defeating Beach on the road in straight-sets by scores of 25-9, 25-4 and 25-13 — as they extended their season in Class B, Region 7 to a still-perfect 10-0 and prepare for Friday's Trinity Volleyball Jamboree, which will be one of the last opportunities to see the team in their home-element before the regional playoffs start on Nov. 6 at Killdeer High School. The Titans (30-1, overall) will face Killdeer in their final match of the season on Halloween, Oct. 31, at the Knights of Columbus Activities Center and hope no black-cats (or Cowboys) cross their paths and no specters are lurking to upset their undefeated season in the region.

As for Tuesday's win over Beach, the match showcased the Titans' ability at this late stage to offer precision and nearly error-free play, with only 8 service-errors and 10 errors on the night, while registering an amazing 19 aces in the game. Junior outside-hitter Bella Kovash and Dickinson Press female Athlete of the Month Delaney Deschamp led the way in that department with 5 each, while senior maestro libero Jersey Erie dropped 4 aces on the floor and right-side standout Melissa Zach offered 3 of her own to add to the total.

Deschamp was again everywhere-at-once in the distribution of shots, with 24 assists, while throwing down a pair of kills and 3 digs on defense. But the "kills" section of the scoresheet was plentiful for the Titans, who saw senior middle-hitter Ava Jahner and Kovash lead the team with 7 each, while senior outside-hitter Olivia Kessel and Zach drilled 5 apiece and Helena Pavek added 3 to the total of 34 in the match.

Erie had a solid defensive night with 6 digs and Kovash totaled 4, with Elly McAvoy and Jahner adding 3 each.

For the Buccaneers, sophomore outside-hitter Leah Davidson and seventh-grade setter Zoey Zook notched 4 digs apiece and freshman outside-hitter Aubrie Dykins threw down a pair of aces in the game.

Next-up for Beach will be a road trip to Hazen on Friday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. and the regular-season finale at Heart River on Halloween night at 4:30 p.m.

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