Biola shines early, but ultimately falls to the Sea Lions

Women’s volleyball loses 3-1 at Point Loma.


Courtesy of Biola Athletics

Redshirt junior outside hitter Dominique Kirton sets up to bump the ball.

Ryan Wingert, Staff Writer

On Friday Sept. 23, Biola’s women’s volleyball team went into Point Loma riding a three-game winning streak. There were high hopes for a team that only had one loss in this season, but the Sea Lions prevailed. Despite taking the first set, Biola lost the following three, resulting in defeat 3-1. Women’s volleyball is now 4-2 on the season.  


After crushing the Sea Lions 25-26 in the first set, hitting .357%, the momentum looked like it was going to carry into the rest of the game. However, the following three sets belonged to Point Loma as they outscored Biola 78-60 in that span. The two middle sets were not close, but Biola made a strong last set effort before falling 28-26.  


While relatively quiet the first three sets, outside hitter and junior public relations major Dominique Kirton put on a show in the fourth set. Recording 10 of her 12 hits in the final set, Kirton contributed to the Eagles almost forcing a fifth set. After opening the set down 8-2, Biola rallied to take an 11-10 lead. From there, it was back and forth until the very end. A kill by Point Loma’s Grace Hicks and two Eagle errors allowed the Sea Lions to take three final points in a row and win the game. Errors proved to be a big reason the Eagles dropped this game, as they committed 21 total—with 10 at the service line.  

Up next, Biola will return home to face the Chaminade Silverswords on Monday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. Stats from the match can be found on the Biola Athletics website.

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