April 13, 2018
By: Erica Rose
22-19 Freedom - that was the score of set 3. I thought for sure we were headed to a 4th set last night at Springhouse middle school (the site of Parkland’s home games this year.) But, Parkland did not want to have another long night. The Trojans have been forced to play 5 sets in 3 of their previous 5 EPC matches this year, and maybe that experience is what allowed the Trojans to come back in this one. Up 2 sets to none, the Trojans never panicked. Instead this young group closed out the set with the final 6 points, stealing the final set 25-22 to pull off the sweep.
It was a night of several errors for the Trojans, but Head Coach Scott Trumbauer was not discouraged at the end of the night, instead he was happy with the way they responded - especially at the end of the night. Sophomore Noah Moreef had the final six service points, which included an ace in the run. After the game Moreef credited his teammates for always having his back. Despite having 10 errors on the night he was able to push through because of them.
Freedom was a very good opponent and made Parkland work for each set, but that is something the Trojans have been used to doing lately. This team is scary right now, and I’ll tell you why. They didn’t have a lot of court experience coming in to the season, and even after a few matches coach Trumbauer was still making changes to the line up, but that never seemed to affect the guys. The Trojans are now 6-0 on the season, beating quality opponents. If they keep up this play - just wait until the end of the year.