Caleb Joshua Heffron
Taylor cross country finished the regular season strong at the Crossroads League (CL) Tournament this past weekend. Both the men’s and women’s teams will head to the NAIA National Championships in Tallahassee, Florida on Nov. 18th.
Taylor volleyball is reaching heights they have not achieved in years. The Trojans sit atop the Crossroads League standings with a 14-2 conference record. They are finishing the year undefeated at home (13-0). They are ranked No. 11 in the nation, a feat not accomplished in over a decade.
The No. 13 Trojans took down the No. 17 Marian Knights 3-1 (24-26, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23) on September 30 in a hard-fought game where each point was a back-and-forth battle. This game extended Taylor’s current win streak to four and continued their undefeated run at home as the Trojans are now 10–0 when playing in Odle Arena (11-0 after defeating Spring Arbor on October 5).
Winning is difficult. The work and mental fortitude it takes to give everything day in and day out is no simple feat. But the Trojans women’s soccer team is making victory look easy. Taylor has started their year with eight straight wins. Everything is clicking for them. They have outshot their opponents 210-53. They have outscored their opponents 23-2. They haven’t allowed a goal in any away games. They have never trailed in a game. Dominance is the storyline thus far for Taylor.