Bethel Volleyball falls at first place Marian

by | Sep 21, 2017 | Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

Bethel Volleyball falls at first place Marian

Indianapolis, Ind. – The Bethel volleyball team took on (RV) Marian in their third straight road match and failed to break through in three close sets -20, -20, -19. The Pilots fall to 8-11 and 1-5 in the Crossroads League.

The Pilots dropped all three sets for the fifth time in six matches, four to Crossroads League teams. The Pilots got off to a slow start in the first set, falling behind 9-3. Cassie Sears (SR/Bremen. Ind.) helped pull the Pilots within 15-10 and then forced multiple Knight errors to get within 15-13 and force a Marian timeout. The Knights extended the lead out of the timeout with three straight points. The Pilots stayed within striking distance on an Abby Armold (FR/Valparaiso, Ind.) kill to get the score down to 21-19. The Pilots could not get any closer as the Knights closed out a 25-20 first set victory.

Armold helped the Pilots get off to a 5-2 start in the second set but the Knights were able to pull even at 7. Payton Anderson (JR/New Castle, Ind.) helped give the Pilots the lead back at 9-7 but the Knights responded with five straight points to take a 12-9 lead. Three straight Knight errors gave the Pilots a 12-12 tie but the Knights again scored five of the next six points to take a 17-13 lead. Anderson helped pull the Pilots within 20-18 and again within one at 21-20 but the Knights could not finish the comeback and fell 25-20 for the second consecutive set.

The Pilots held an 11-9 lead in the third set and a Malerie Mech (SO/Valparaiso, Ind.) and Armold block gave the Pilots a 15-14 lead but the Knights would not be denied the third set victory. The hosts scored seven of nine points to take a commanding 22-17 lead. The Pilots notched two late points but fell 25-19 in the third set.

Payton Anderson led the way with 11 kills and a .333 hitting percentage, while adding 13 assists and 8 digs. Abby Armold and Malerie Mechadded six kills each. Emma Morey (FR/Battle Creek, Mich.) added 13 assists while Erin Carlos (SR/Millersburg, Ind.) tallied 16 digs. Bridget Downs (SO/Lexington, Ky.) notched 10 digs in the effort.

The Pilots finish up the four-match road trip at Huntington on Wednesday at 7 pm ET.

Related Content

Jul 11 2024

Marian’s Tipping Named the Crossroads League Male Athlete of the Year

Marian’s Tipping Named the CL Male Athlete of the Year   JACKSON, Mich. – The Crossroads League announced on Thursday that Isaiah Tipping of the Marian University men’s...
Jul 11 2024

Indiana Wesleyan’s Joldersma Named Crossroads League Female Athlete-of-the-Year

Indiana Wesleyan’s Joldersma Named CL Female Athlete-of-the-Year JACKSON, Mich. – The Crossroads League announced on Thursday that Eva Joldersma of the Indiana Wesleyan...
Jul 10 2024

Craig Honored as TU’s Male Athlete of the Year

Craig Honored as TU’s Male Athlete of the Year   UPLAND, Ind. – Aidan Craig was recognized on Wednesday for his record-setting season with the Taylor men’s lacrosse...
Jul 10 2024

Marian’s Downing Repeats as CL Athletic Director of the Year

Marian’s Downing Repeats as CL Athletic Director of the Year   JACKSON, Mich. – The Crossroads League announced on Wednesday that Marian’s Steve Downing has been named...
Jul 10 2024

Grace’s Josh Neuhart Voted Crossroads League SID of the Year

Neuhart Voted Crossroads League SID of the Year JACKSON, Mich. – The Crossroads League announced on Wednesday that Josh Neuhart of Grace College had been named its...