Courtesy of Biola Athletics
On Oct. 27, volleyball faced off against the Hawaii Pacific University Sharks at Chase Gymnasium. Although they lost the second set, the Eagles dominated the court throughout the game and won overall, 3-1.
Biola ended the night with 99 points, 53 kills, 53 digs and seven blocks. Redshirt sophomore outside hitter Madison Beebe led the Eagles, totaling 15 points and 14 kills. Aiding Beebe on offense with nine kills, redshirt sophomore Abigail Copeland was an essential player against HPU.
The Eagles’ offense and defense worked together seamlessly, putting in equally tremendous effort to contribute to the win. Biola’s defense, led by graduate libero Sami Hover with 24 digs, held their own on the court to total 53 digs. Similarly, offensive players ended the night with 53 kills.
The first set was quickly won after momentum was gained from four consecutive kills. Biola held service for a majority of the set due to several HPU errors. However, the Eagles fell behind in the second set, losing by two points, 26-24.
Biola found redemption in the third set and pulled ahead, 25-17, placing them in an opportune position to win the game. The Eagles dominated their opponents in the fourth set leading to an overall victory, 3-1.
Biola (13-7, 9-3 conference) will face the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Oct. 29 in Chase Gymnasium at 5 p.m. Footage from today’s match is available on the Biola Athletics website.