Volleyball breaks losing streak

The Eagles sweep Hawaii Pacific, 3-0.

Natalie Willis, Editor-in-Chief

On Friday night, the Eagles redeemed two five-set losses with a consecutive three-set win against the Hawaii Pacific University Sharks. The win places Biola at 4-2 standing in the PacWest Conference. By the end of the game the Eagles tallied 57 points, 42 kills, nine aces and six blocks.

QUICK VICTORY 

The Eagles were unstoppable throughout the match. Leading the Eagles with seven kills and one ace, redshirt sophomore outside hitter Madison Beebe played hard and consistently. Aiding Beebe on offense were redshirt freshman right-side hitter Allie Tillery and redshirt freshman outside hitter Dominique Kirton, each adding six kills. 

The first set was a breeze as the Eagles subdued the Sharks, never letting them get past 20 points. The Eagles won the set, 25-18. The Sharks came back strong in the second set rallying hard for points. Their effort fell short as they lost the second set, 25-22. 

The Sharks continued to battle in the third set but the Eagles matched their attempts. Redshirt freshman middle blocker Dani Bryant blocked a Shark’s kill attempt, throwing off HPU’s game. Biola scored three straight points to win the match, 25-19. With three consecutive set wins, the Eagles were victorious overall, 3-0. 

Volleyball (8-6 overall, 4-2 conference) will face off against Chaminade University on Oct. 9 at 10 p.m. The livestream is available on the Biola Athletics website.

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