BRENHAM, Texas — The No. 16 Blinn College volleyball team (25-2, 1-1) outlasted Tyler Junior College, 3-2 (25-20, 25-15, 24-26, 16-25, 15-9), on Friday night in the Kruse Center for its first conference win of the season.
"This was a huge win for us and the girls bounced back really well from last week," said Terry Gamble, Blinn head coach. "Tonight's win was a team effort and everybody from our bench to our entire team did their job. This was one of the best matches we played all year."
Blinn opened the match with a 2-0 lead after defeating the Apaches 25-20 and 25-15. The Apaches fought back to even the match 2-2 by downing the Buccaneers 26-24 and 25-16. Blinn took back the momentum in the fifth set for a 15-9 win to walk off the court with the victory.
Next, Blinn will host Panola College on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. in the Kruse Center.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 41 NJCAA national championships since 1987.