MISHAWAKA – Bethel Volleyball earned their 12th win of the season on Wednesday night in the Wiekamp Athletic Center, sweeping Grace in the match and the season series with a 25-17, 25-19, 25-17 win over the rival Lancers. Maddy Payne led the Pilots with 8 kills and 6 blocks in the match.
- Score: Bethel def. Grace 25-17, 25-19, 25-17
- Records: Bethel (12-3, 12-3) | Grace (8-5, 7-5)
- NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – NR | Grace – NR
- Location: Wiekamp Athletic Center | Bethel University | Mishawaka, Ind.
- Maddy Payne: 8 kills, 6 blocks, .333 hitting percentage
- Isabelle North: 7 kills, 6 blocks, .700 hitting percentage
- Madyson Beaver: 14 assists, 4 blocks
- Caroline Mullet: 16 assists, 2 service aces
- Megan Hosinski: 2 kills, 1 block, .667 hitting percentage
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- The Pilots won their Crossroads League-leading 12th match of the season.
- The Pilots recorded double digit team blocks for the tenth time this season. They came into the match ranked second in the NAIA in total blocks with 167.
- Isabelle North recorded a career-high .700 hitting percentage. It is her third match with a hitting percentage above .600 with at least 10 attempts.
- It only took the Pilots 15 matches to reach 12 wins this season. In 2019, the Pilots reached their 12th win in their 32nd match of the season.
NEXT TIME OUT
- The Pilots will host Mount Vernon Nazarene on Saturday at 2:00 pm.
THOUGHTS FROM COACH WEISS
- “Great win tonight. Our blockers did a great job shutting down hitters and our defense protected our court. We played unified and strong and we had fun!”