Volleyball sweeps Holy Names in three-set win

Following their head coaches’ 500th win, volleyball takes another win.

Amanda Frese, Managing Editor

Volleyball took the Holy Names University Hawks in a three-set sweep at Chase Gymnasium on Nov. 6, 3-0. Reaching 51 total kills, 46 assists and 59 digs, the game proved a deserving win for the Eagles, following head coach Aaron Seltzer’s 500th career win. Throughout the first set (25-23, 24-22, 26-24), Biola hit .295%, following up in the second set by hitting .27% and ending with .289% in the third set. 

THE MATCH

Redshirt sophomore outside hitter Madison Beebe dominated the court, leading the team with 17 total kills and scoring an ace for the Eagles during the match. Redshirt sophomore middle blocker Abigail Copeland followed close behind with eight kills, and redshirt sophomore setter Abby Brewster contributed seven kills of her own. 

The Eagles showed excellent teamwork during the match, with graduate student setter Vanessa Garcia driving the team, recording 40 assists. Additionally, graduate student libero Sami Hover and Garcia held a strong defense, with Hover making 20 digs and Garcia making 15. Holding the Hawks at bay, redshirt sophomore middle blocker Reagan Tjepkema and Garcia each made two blocks against the Hawks during the game. 

This win leaves Biola at a 17-7, 13-3 PacWest Conference standing. Volleyball will head to Fresno Pacific University to face off against the Sunbirds at the FPU Special Events Center on Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. Footage from the match is available on the Biola Athletics website

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