SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Bethel Volleyball opened up NCCAA National Tournament Pool Play with two sweeps on the day, defeating Campbellsville in the opener before coming back and taking down Grace in the evening. Isabelle North led the Pilots with 14 kills on the day, while Maddy Payne led with 13 blocks.
- Match 1 Score: Bethel def. Campbellsville 25-16, 25-20, 25-21
- Match 2 Score: Bethel def. Grace 28-26, 25-19, 25-17
- Records: Bethel (17-4) | Campbellsville (0-1) | Grace (9-9)
- NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – NR | Campbellsville – NR | Grace – NR
- Location: Erickson Center | University of Northwestern | Saint Paul, Minn.
MATCH 1 STAT TRACKER
- Isabelle North: 5 kills, 2 blocks
- Maddy Payne: 6 kills, 6 blocks
- Madyson Beaver: 5 kills, 10 assists
- Payton Hart: 2 kills, 10 digs
MATCH 2 STAT TRACKER
- Maddy Payne: 7 kills, 7 blocks
- Madyson Beaver: 10 kills, 16 assists
- Isabelle North: 9 kills, 4 blocks
- Payton Hart: 10 kills, 10 digs
- Abby Armold: 3 kills, 6 blocks
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- The Pilots earned their ninth and tenth 3-0 sweeps of the season.
- The Pilots have now recorded their most wins in a season since 2015.
- The Pilots are in prime position to advance to the NCCAA National Tournament Semifinals on Friday evening.
NEXT TIME OUT
- The Pilots will finish NCCAA Pool Play with a match against No. 3 seed Mid-America Christian (Okla.) on Friday at 1:00 pm ET and then possibly advance to the NCCAA National Tournament Semifinals on Friday at 7:00 pm ET.
THOUGHTS FROM COACH WEISS
- “Strong first game of the tournament. Our defense was on and passed well. Our blockers shut down hitters. I’m proud of the team!”
- “Solid three set match against Grace. Strong offense and blocking for the Pilots.”