Women’s Volleyball Edges Out Wheaton

BenU Volleyball player getting a kill

George Omondi

Sports Writer

This past weekend, the Benedictine women’s volleyball team met Wheaton college for the second time this season. With both sides of the court being in use, you would think that one side might struggle to focus. However, that was not the case. Right off the bat, the game had a back-and-forth tempo. Both teams winning two sets, all with a score of 25-22. Heading into the 5th set, Benedictine looked to clinch a win, they did exactly that scoring a 17-15 set. 

Brooke Huizenga and Kaitlyn Estopare had the most kills on the team with each one registering a block to their stats sheet as well. Yngride Jean Phillipe managed to two kills for Benedictine giving Benedictine the lead before a Wheaton error ended the game.

After the game the players seemed happy with their performance especially come off a tight loss to Carroll in just the previous game.

“We struggled in our first match against Carroll and couldn’t pull out the win, but we stepped it up for our game against Wheaton and won in 5 sets. We are hyped because we had just beat them a couple weeks ago, so it felt good to do it again and what a way to come back after a loss.”

The women’s volleyball team now has a record of 5-7 entering their next match conference match against Illinois Tech.