Women’s Volleyball Loses at Home Opener

By: Claire Kositzky

Benedictine University women’s volleyball team suffered a tough loss to Wheaton College this past Thursday night.

In the first set, the eagles had 12 kills and 16 digs. Wheaton had 11 attack errors. They won the first set hands down, 26-16. In the second set, Benedictine had 10 kills and 2 hitting errors. The Eagles defeated Wheaton College in the second set, 25-13. In the third set, Wheaton and Benedictine battled back and forth for the win. At one point in the match, the score was tied and junior Beckie Whitmarsh stole the lead for Benedictine with an ace. Wheaton stepped up their game and tallied 6 points in a row, defeating the eagles 25-21.

The fourth set was another point for point battle. With a 24-23 score, Wheaton had the lead. Freshman Erin Wiegand’s kill tied the score at 24-24. A Benedictine service error and a Wheaton attack error put the score tied at 25-25. Wheaton then scored two points and stole the win in the fourth set. Seniors Andraia Leja and Wiegand lead the Eagles in a 3-0 score during the fifth set. Wheaton’s strong offense tied the game and then some, winning the set at 15-12 and the match at 3-2.

“We did a lot of good things Thursday night. We really worked well together as a team and will continue to work hard,” said senior Abby Screnock.