Volleyball extends win streak against Dominican

The Eagles are on a four-game win streak after they recorded an excellent hitting percentage through four sets.


Andres Ramirez // THE CHIMES

Biola’s volleyball team passes the ball to each other in hopes to score a point.

Ashley Grams, Staff Writer

Women’s volleyball headed north to take on Dominican University of California, marking the second half of the PacWest season. The Eagles won in four sets and recorded an excellent hitting percentage, hitting over 0.300. 

The Eagles started strong in the first set with an ace from freshman middle blocker Raegan Tjepkema, followed by several attack errors to put Biola up 6-1. The Eagles’ strong blocking and defensive play held DUC to just eight points. Senior outside hitter Becca Branch added another ace and freshman setter Abby Brewster recorded a kill to end the set 25-8.

Dominican and Biola played evenly at the start of the second with kills from Brewster and Tjepkema, making the score 8-12 in favor of DUC. The Eagles fell behind with several errors at the net. Senior outside hitter Sabrina Winslow and junior middle blocker Bekah Roth added a couple kills, but the Eagles fell 26-24 in the end. 

Biola finished off the next two sets in similar fashion winning the first 25-12, and the second 25-14. Winslow finished the match with 13 kills and Tjepkema followed closely with 12. Freshman middle blocker Abigail Copeland led both teams in blocks with six. Biola finished the match with eight aces and a hitting percentage of 0.304 compared to DUC’s -0.020.

The Eagles (12-9 overall, 9-4 PacWest) will be back out on the court Friday, Nov. 1 at Concordia University Irvine at 10 a.m.

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