Payne Leads Stout Defense over Spring Arbor
SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – Bethel Volleyball took the victory over Spring Arbor on Friday evening in four sets to improve to 13-3 on the season. Maddy Payne led a stout Pilot defense with 11 blocks, limiting the Cougar attack to .079 hitting percentage on the night.
- Score: Bethel def. Spring Arbor 25-18, 23-25, 25-20, 25-17
- Records: Bethel (13-3, 13-3) | Spring Arbor (5-5, 5-5)
- NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – NR | Spring Arbor – NR
- Location:McDonald Athletic Center | Spring Arbor University | Spring Arbor, Mich.
- Maddy Payne: 2 kills, 11 blocks
- Isabelle North: 7 kills, 3 blocks
- Madyson Beaver: 6 kills, 18 assists, 14 digs
- Payton Hart: 9 kills, 9 digs, 2 service aces
- Jackie Fernandez: 22 digs, 1 service ace
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- The Pilots won their Crossroads League-leading 13th match of the season.
- The Pilots recorded double digit team blocks for the eleventh time this season. They came into the match ranked leading the NAIA in total blocks with 179.
- Payne’s 11 blocks is tied for the third-most in single match program history.
NEXT TIME OUT
- The Pilots will host Mount Vernon Nazarene on Saturday at 2:00 pm.
THOUGHTS FROM COACH WEISS
- “Not the best performance on the road tonight, but we were able to win. Proud of the girls for pushing through.”