In his tenth season as the Foresters' head coach, Dave Schroeder finally witnessed his squad putting one in the win column against an always-talented Taylor University. The Foresters won 30-26, 20-30, 30-20, 30-22 in Upland. "We're going to enjoy this one," said an elated Coach Schroeder. "This should give the team a boost in confidence."
In game one, HU was successful in attacking the middle and built a sizable lead at 28-19. Taylor made a comeback when the Foresters began having trouble with serve receive, but HU finally pulled it out 30-26.
The Foresters struggled with their passing in game two and were never in it. Twelve unforced errors gave the Trojans the easy 30-20 win to even the match.
In games three and four, the Foresters settled down and took control of the tempo. HU's Tiffany Malfait came up with a couple big blocks at critical points in the final game that shifted the momentum in the Foresters' favor allowing them to finish off Taylor in four.
Amy Wilson had a big day at the net with 18 kills and two blocks, and she was HU's best passer in the match. Malfait finished with three blocks to lead the team, Stephanie Stearns had 39 digs, and Kellie Hanson added 45 assists and four aces.
With the win, the women improve to 7-3 on the season and 2-1 in the MCC.