Pilots Hold Off MVNU For Fourth Straight Win
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – Bethel Volleyball held off host Mount Vernon Nazarene in three sets on Saturday, defeating the Cougars 25-23, 26-24, and 25-19 for their fourth straight win. Maddy Payne led the Pilots on offense and defense, with 10 kills and 55.6-percent attack and 6.0 total blocks.
- Score: Bethel def. Mount Vernon Nazarene 25-23, 26-24, 25-19
- Records: Bethel (4-1, 4-1) | Mount Vernon Nazarene (1-3, 1-3)
- NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – NR | Mount Vernon Nazarene – NR
- Location:Ariel Arena | Mount Vernon Nazarene University | Mount Vernon, Ohio
- Maddy Payne: 10 kills, 55.6 attack percentage, 6.0 total blocks
- Payton Hart: 9 kills, 17 digs
- Madyson Beaver: 25 assists, 12 digs, 4.5 total blocks
- Cheyanne Seymour: 8 kills
- Isabelle North: 7 kills, 43.8 attack percentage, 3.0 total blocks
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- The Pilots tallied 17.0 total blocks on the night, a 5.667 average per game. The Pilots came into the match ranked 8th in the NAIA in blocks per game at 2.750.
- The Pilots swept their opponent in three games for the second time this season and the 11th time dating back to the start of the 2019 season.
- Maddy Payne extended her team lead in kills to 44 on the season. She came into the match ranked 7th in the Crossroads League in total kills.
NEXT TIME OUT
- The Pilots return home to take on Saint Francis in the Wiekamp Athletic Center on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
THOUGHTS FROM COACH WEISS
- “Solid win today. 17 blocks by a strong front row and consistent passing by our defense got the us the win today.”