Volleyball defeats the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds

The Eagles gain back momentum and add their 13th win this season.

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Volleyball defeats the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds

Freshman Abby Brewster goes in for the spike.

Freshman Abby Brewster goes in for the spike.

Andres Ramirez // THE CHIMES

Freshman Abby Brewster goes in for the spike.

Andres Ramirez // THE CHIMES

Andres Ramirez // THE CHIMES

Freshman Abby Brewster goes in for the spike.

Vanessa Morales, Freelance Writer

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Biola hosted the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds Friday night, trying to come back for a win after a previous loss. The Eagles won each of the sets to sweep the Sunbirds 3-0. 

Dominating within the first five minutes of set one, Biola was able to add a quick lead. The Eagles had rallied up a great first set as they led with a total of 38 kills. They took the first set, 25-20, as they had the upper hand in kills, attacks and aces. With the first set, Biola had 13 kills, 37 total attacks and three aces. 

The second set was followed by a strong rally from the Sunbirds. Despite the tough opponents, the Eagles continued to rock the Sunbirds and won, 25-17. This set was defined by their blocks and service aces. They were in control as the Eagles had eight aces versus the one ace the Sunbirds had. 

The energy in the gym amplified as the Eagles looked to earn a shutout win and to earn their spot back in the winning column. A wide lead in the third set, Biola once again had the leg up in a 25-14 victory for set three, sending the Sunbirds home and walking away with a 3-0 game winner. 

EAGLES RALLY ON

Winning their 13th game, and their 19th total against Fresno Pacific, the Eagles rally in on the PacWest Conference. Biola was victorious as junior setter Vanessa Garcia led with 15 assists and junior libero Sami Hover lead with 20 digs. 

“When you’re on a home court, you just have a bigger drive,” said freshman mid-blocker Raegan Tjepkema. Their dominance to maintain the victory had been the key to their overall success. There had been a few errors sprinkled throughout, but it had not waived their quick win against the Sunbirds. 

“We’re just going to have to come prepared, ready to battle,” said head coach Aaron Seltzer. 

The Eagles will face their rivals, Azusa Pacific University, as they host Saturday at 7 p.m. This will be their second face off against the Cougars in the PacWest Conference.