Trinity Volleyball continue their winning ways

Dickinson Trinity’s season is off to a hot start.

Olivia Kessel (8) makes a play on the ball Thursday night against Mott-Regent. (Race Archibald / The Dickinson Press)

Dickinson Trinity played host to Mott-Regent Thursday night, looking to continue their early season dominance.

It was another sweep victory as the Titans defeated the Wildfire 3-0, securing a sixth win in eight games played this season.

Set two was a little closer than Trinity would have liked, being tied with Mott-Regent 10-10. But as they did against Richardton-Taylor two days prior, their persistence in the match paid off as they won the set 25-14.

Ava Jahner goes up for the spike Thursday night against Mott-Regent. (Race Archibald / The Dickinson Press)


The final set was also controlled by the Titans, who finished strong with a 25-9 win. Once again Trinity dominated the final set, just like they did against Richardton-Taylor on Tuesday when they won the final set 25-7.

It was a positive finish to the match, but head coach Breanna Sisson would've liked to see that sort of dominance early on in the game.

“We need to work through some of those lows so we can finish with a consistent performance,” Sisson said. “I was impressed with how we came out in the third set, we came out a lot stronger and more focused, but it would be nice to see that carry from the first point to the last point.”

Sophomore Ava Jahner continued to showcase her talents with a stat-stuffing performance. She had eight kills, three digs, two assists, and a team-high four aces.

Sophomore Olivia Kessel led the team with ten kills, while sophomore Helena Pavek chipped in seven. Senior setter Kali Kubas had 27 assists to go along with eight digs and three kills.

Olivia Kessel (8) and Helena Pavek (9) go up for the block Thursday night against Mott-Regent. (Race Archibald / The Dickinson Press)

In total the Titans had 32 kills and ten aces. They also had nine hitting and service errors, an area that Sisson will want to work on with the lengthy break before their next game.


“We made a lot of errors so there’s things to work on,” Sisson said. “This week we can hopefully eliminate those errors by the time we see Bowman next week. But for now we’re working on ourselves and what we can do on our side of the court.”

Trinity’s next game won’t come until Sept. 11, when they’ll play at home against Bowman County.


Jamestown def. Dickinson 3-0 - 25-14, 25-22, 25-13

Bowman County def. Hazen 3-0 - 25-21, 25-16, 25-17

Washburn def. Killdeer 3-2

Hettinger/Scranton def. Grant County 3-0


Heart River def. New England 3-1

Wilton-Wing def. Richardton-Taylor 3-0

Race Archibald is a former sports reporter with The Dickinson Press.
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