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Bethel Volleyball Hold Off MVNU For Fourth Straight Win

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.

 

MATCH VITALS

  • 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

 

STAT TRACKER

  • 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.”

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