Volleyball falls to PLNU

The Eagles came out to win game one, but burned out the rest of the night, losing 1-3.

Andi Basista, Sports Editor

Biola volleyball hosted Point Loma Nazarene University on Wednesday night in their first PacWest matchup of the season. The Eagles stepped onto the court with confidence, but were overpowered by the Sea Lions in the end, losing the game 1-3.

SOLID START

Game one was easily taken by the Eagles as Biola ran away with the victory, 25-16. The Sea Lions never led the game once due to Biola’s 12 power kills found in the first set. Senior setter Vanessa Garcia excelled early on, earning seven assists in the win.

Games two, three and four shifted in momentum as Point Loma began to run away with superiority. Biola put up their best fight in set two, but fell in a close 25-21 loss. Set three maintained competitiveness, but the Sea Lions stayed slightly on top of the Eagles. With the score tied at 20, senior middle blocker Bekah Roth got the Eagles within one point with a monster kill, but it was not enough to swing the set in Biola’s favor. Point Loma came back and matched the intensity to take game three, 25-23. By the end of the night, set four showed fatigue as the Eagles ran out of gas, losing the final game 25-17 and overall 1-3.

The Eagles (0-1) will travel to Irvine, Calif. on Wednesday, March 17 to take on the Concordia University Irvine Golden Eagles at 7 p.m.

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