Volleyball splits doubleheader

The Eagles take home one win after a weekend in San Bernardino.

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Volleyball splits doubleheader

Kaitlin O'Brien, senior libero, serves the ball.

Kaitlin O'Brien, senior libero, serves the ball.

Courtesy of Biola Athletics

Kaitlin O'Brien, senior libero, serves the ball.

Courtesy of Biola Athletics

Courtesy of Biola Athletics

Kaitlin O'Brien, senior libero, serves the ball.

Andi Basista, Sports Editor

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The Eagles finished their four-game road series against Simon Fraser University and California State University, San Marcos this Saturday. The girls came out swinging, taking game one against SFU 3-1, but failed to keep the same energy against CSUSM, losing 0-3.

Biola bounced back from yesterday’s losses by defeating Simon Fraser in three of four sets. The well earned victory came as the Eagles fought their way back from a 15-5 hole in the first set. Biola flipped the switch and turned the rest of the match in their favor. Freshman setter Abby Brewster broke through the Eagles losing streak and racked up 30 assists, 12 digs and two aces to lead her team to a dub. Senior outside hitter Becca Branch brought home 14 kills and 13 digs for her Eagles. Junior setter Vannessa Garcia contributed 17 assists to the 3-1 win.

SECOND GAME STRUGGLES

Game two had a very different energy than the first. The Eagles found themselves defeated in all three sets (22-25, 26-28, 17-25). CSUSM dominated Biola in kills, overpowering the Eagles 50 to 29. Brewster put up 13 assists and 11 digs, five kills while junior libero Sami Hover had 13 digs and one ace. However, their effort was not sufficient for the win. The Cougars pulled away from the Eagles in the third match, 25-17, sending Biola home. Branch put her best foot forward with 11 digs and 2 aces, yet the Eagles still found themselves at the bottom of a 0-3 loss.

The Eagles (3-5) will head to Oakland, Ca on Friday Sept. 20 to compete in a PacWest matchup against Holy Names University at 6 p.m.