Volleyball loses to Fresno in close game

The Eagles fall to the Sunbirds 1-3.

Charlotte McKinley, Freelance Writer

On Sept. 10, women’s volleyball played against Fresno Pacific University and lost 1-3.

SCORES

By the end of the game, the Eagles totaled 54 kills, 7 aces, 3 blocks and 55 digs. Sophomore right side Anna Aubele led offense with 17 kills followed by redshirt freshman middle blocker Gracie Guy with 10 kills and three blocks. Redshirt senior setter Abby Brewster had 40 assists and 13 digs. Freshman defense specialist Bri Bellfi contributed to defense with 12 digs.

A HOPEFUL BEGINNING

Biola started strong in the first set, winning 25-18. The Eagles capitalized on eight errors. Aubele nailed five kills in the set with senior outside hitter Madison Beebe delivering the last kill that won the first set for Biola.

The Sunbirds rallied together to overcome the opposing dominant female force in the second set. Biola fell behind Fresno but kept the margin so small Fresno had to win the set with additional points, losing 24-26. The third set looked up for the Eagles as they pulled ahead of the Sunbirds early on in the set but ultimately lost 25-27. In the final set, Biola was only ahead by six points at the beginning of the set before Fresno overtook them and they lost 23-25.

The Eagles lost to the Sunbirds 1-3.

Women’s volleyball (4-5) will face off against Holy Names University at home on Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. Footage and stats from the game are located on the Biola Athletics website.

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