Juniata is back on top. The No. 1 seed won the program's first national title since 2006 as the Eagles swept No. 3 Trinity (TX) 3-0 (25-17, 25-11, 25-23) on Saturday night. It's Juniata's third DIII women's volleyball title overall (2004 and 2006).
Juniata (34-1) hit .297, .450 and .231 in the three sets, getting double-digit kills in the match from Mackenzie Coley, Lily Podolan and Kennedy Christy. Trinity struggled offensively, including a .027 hitting mark in the second set.
In reaching the title match, the Eagles swept the first three rounds while going 3-1 in the quarterfinals and semifinals. The Tigers swept the first two but endured a five-set scare in the third round against CMS.