Volleyball picks up three wins in Concordia Labor Day Festival

Women’s volleyball adds three wins to their already positive season.


Junior Amy Weststeyn goes up for a kill during the fierce battle against Concordia last Saturday night. After a five-game fight, Concordia overpowered Biola with a final score of 6-15. | Katie Evensen/THE CHIMES

Laurie Bullock, Writer

Junior Amy Weststeyn goes up for a kill during the fierce battle against Concordia last November. Weststeyn helped lead the women's volleyball to multiple victories at the Labor Day Festival tournament. | Katie Evensen/THE CHIMES


Biola volleyball added three wins to their record over the weekend in the Concordia Labor Day Festival tournament. The Eagles’ overall record is now 7-2.


The Eagles went 1-1 on the first day of the tournament, starting off the tournament against Eastern Oregon University.

They went on to win the first two sets of the match before falling to in the third set 24-26. During the third set Biola committed 13 errors. Unforced errors continued to give the Eagles trouble in the fourth set but pushed through despite 12 errors committed in the set to win the final set 28-26.

Biola’s final match of the day was against Westminister College. The Eagles took Westminster to five sets but ultimately lost 18-16.

In the first and second sets Biola stayed even with Westminister. Biola took the first set 25-21 and Westminister answered back, taking the second set 23-25.

Biola took control of the third set and established an early lead at 8-3. The Eagles went on to win the third set 25-14. Unfortunately, Biola could not replicate the results of the third set and lost the fourth and fifth sets 25-23 and 18-16.


Day two was a turnaround for Biola. The Eagles finished the tournament with two wins to add to their win column.

Biola’s first match of the day was against the University of Great Falls.  The Eagles took the first set 25-23 and dropped the second 21-25.

They recovered from the loss quickly and established a solid lead in the third set at 18-8 to go on to win the set 25-13. Biola continued their momentum in the fourth and final set, winning 25-12.

Biola carried their momentum from the previous match into their last match of the tournament against Olivet Nazarene University of Illinois. The Eagles swept Olivet Nazarene 25-17, 25-13, and 25-19.

Senior middle blocker Amy Weststeyn led the team with 13 kills and two blocks. Junior outside hitter Alyssa Mason also reached double digits in kills during the match with 11 of her own.

The Eagles will travel to Helena, Mt. for the Carroll College Tournament Sept. 5-6.

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