Volleyball continues winning streak

Eagles cruise to victory in sweep of Holy Names.

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Volleyball continues winning streak

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Joel Ashor, Writer

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Eagles cruise to victory in sweep of Holy Names.  |  Photo Courtesy of Biola Athletics

 

Volleyball traveled north to Oakland, Calif. to take on the Holy Names University Hawks in a PacWest matchup on Oct. 18. They asserted their dominance early and often en route to a convincing sweep.

dominant run

The first set began with a dominant run from the Eagles to put them up 9-5. Biola played much cleaner than the Hawks and capitalized on many Holy Names hitting errors. The Eagles continued to roll, stretching the lead to 11-6 off of a kill from senior outside hitter Alli Beezer. The Hawks did not present any problems as the Eagles stretched the lead to 22-9 on an eight point run led by a kill from junior setter Brinley Beresford and more errors from Holy Names. They closed the set out on a kill from junior opposite hitter Stephanie Jewett to win 25-11.

The second set proved more of the same as the Eagles jumped to an early lead and never trailed. Junior middle blocker Sierra Bauder and sophomore outside hitter Sabrina Winslow led the team to a 15-7 lead. A kill from freshman middle blocker Bekah Roth stretched the lead to 23-10 and the Eagles closed the match on a kill from Beezer to claim the set 25-10.

Looking for a sweep, the Eagles focused in in the third set pushing for an early lead. Kills by Beezer and Jewett stretched the Biola lead to 12-4 as they dominated the net. They would continue to roll as freshman middle blocker Sara Docktor picked up a kill to put the score at 17-6. A kill from Beezer gave the Eagles set point at 24-10 and Roth would finish the sweep with a kill as they took a 25-11 win.

Winslow leads attack

Winslow spearheaded the Eagles’ offensive attack by racking up nine kills in another dominant performance. Roth tallied seven kills and Beezer garnered six to lead Biola. Beresford continued to dish out assists as she recorded 15 on the night while freshman setter Vanessa Garcia picked up eight.

Roth and Beresford dominated at the net defensively, with five and three blocks, respectively. Winslow tallied an impressive 10 digs while senior libero Tess Van Grouw picked up seven digs.

Biola plays again on Oct. 19 at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Calif. at 7:30 p.m.