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On Saturday, volleyball headed to Irvine, California to face off against the Concordia University Irvine Golden Eagles. The Eagles lost the first three sets leading them to lose overall, 3-0. Today’s loss places them at a 5-3 standing in the PacWest Conference.
BATTLE OF THE BIRDS
The Eagles started the first set strong, countering every point by CUI. However, Biola faltered in their fight, letting the Golden Eagles take a four-point run. Unable to make a comeback, the Eagles lost the set, 25-19. The second and third sets saw a limited Eagles’ offense while CUI kept their momentum and won all three sets, 3-0.
Despite the loss, the Eagles gathered 32 points, 28 kills, two aces and two blocks. Redshirt sophomore outside hitter Madison Beebe led Biola’s offense with seven kills while graduate student libero Sami Hover covered defense with 18 digs.
Volleyball (9-7 overall, 5-3 conference) will return home to face off against the Academy of Art on Oct. 21 at 10 p.m. Stats from today’s game are available on the Biola Athletics website.