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Taylor returns the favor to tie up season series 1-1

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UPLAND, Ind. – Playing one of the hottest teams in the league, the Forester volleyball team suffered a 3-0 loss, 25-18, 25-14, 25-20, to Taylor University Wednesday night at Odle Gymnasium. The Trojans returned the favor after losing to HU 3-1 in first round of league play back on August 31.

TU has won seven of their last eight matches to improve to 15-9 overall, 10-4 in conference action while the Foresters drop to 11-10 overall, 5-7 in the Crossroads League.

"We knew Taylor was playing about as well as anyone in the league and they proved us right," said Coach Kyle Shondell. "They played like a team that was tired of losing to Huntington."

The Trojans led for all but a few points to start the first and third set to wrap up their 11th sweep of the year and snap their two-game losing streak to Huntington. They outhit their visitors 45-38 in addition to logging eight team blocks to HU’s three to dominate the bottom line on the stat sheet.

Paige Eakright paced Huntington offensively with 17 kills. Audrey Mallers added five while three other Foresters each posted four.

"Paige continues to develop into a really good player,” said Shondell. “We were able to rely on her and feed off of her most of the evening."

Kate Cobb registered a team-high 19 digs while Emily Hubby handed out 20 assists and tracked down ten digs.

The Foresters hit the road to Iowa over the weekend to compete in the Grand View Invitational.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.