Biola dominates against Dominican

Eagles sweep the Penguins in three sets.


Courtesy of Biola Athletics

Redshirt junior outside hitter Dominique Kirton jumps to spike the ball.

Caleb Crawley, Sports Editor

The Biola University women’s volleyball team responded to their previous conference loss against Holy Names with a three-set victory against Dominican on Thursday night. 


In an electric back-and-forth first set between the Eagles and the Penguins, Biola won by a close margin. However, it was Biola’s 13 kills that propelled the Eagles to a 25-23 victory in the first frame. Sophomore right side Anna Aubele led the Eagles with six of those 13 kills. 

Biola dominated the second set 25-18. The Eagles recorded .406 hitting percentage with 18 total kills. Redshirt senior outside hitter Emily Smith and Aubele led their squad in the second frame with five kills each, with Aubele contributing two aces as well. 

The Eagles won 25-13 in the third and final set of the match. Biola took advantage of 10 Dominican errors and went on a six-point run during the frame. 

The Eagles out-hit the Penguins 41-27, illustrating complete dominance throughout the contest. Redshirt freshman outside hitter Kendall Vandertuig and Aubele led Biola in scoring by recording 11 kills. The Eagles improved to 10-8 overall and 7-4 in the PacWest Conference. Biola continues conference play against Academy of Art on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.

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