Octave, HLGU set wins record

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Octave, HLGU set wins record

The Hannibal-LaGrange Trojans (13-17, 3-4 NAIA South) set a new single season wins record Thursday night, defeating Lindenwood-Belleville (17-13, 1-7 NAIA South) for the second time this season. HLGU’s previous wins record was set in 2011 with a 12-17 finish.

The Trojans used come from behind wins in the final two sets to down the Lynx in five frames, 25-22, 19-25, 25-27, 25-23, 23-21. “I am really happy with how we fought,” commented HLGU Head Coach Justin Brubaker. “We kept our heads up when Lindenwood-Belleville was doing well and made a lot of plays to come away with a win.”

Down 21-18 in the fourth set, HLGU rallied with four straight points to climb in front of Lindenwood-Belleville and work its way into a fifth set.  Kills by Gillan Octave (SO/Entrepot, St. Lucia), Felipe Oliviera and Joao Sales Neto put the Trojans ahead 22-21. A kill and ace from Sales Neto finished off the Lynx, giving Hannibal-LaGrange the 25-23 win.

The Trojans had to battle from behind again in the fifth and final set as it, at one point, trailed Lindenwood-Belleville 14-10.

As a team, HLGU closed out the match with 70 kills, 60 digs, eight blocks, and five aces. Octave finished with 12 kills, 14 digs and a total of 13.5 points.

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  1. LUCIA WE LUV!

    GO Gillo!!!! Myself and I'm sure All St.Lucia's volleyball players alike are proud of your achievement thus far. Love for the sport and commitment will pay off.
    Good luck buddy

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