FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Bethel College Pilots women’s volleyball team gave No. 16 Saint Francis all they could handle on Saturday afternoon and held a 2-1 set advantage but could not finish off the Crossroads League-leading Cougars, falling in five sets to extend their losing streak to six consecutive.
- Score: Saint Francis def. Bethel 3-2
- Records: Bethel (5-11, 3-6) | Saint Francis (20-3, 9-1)
- NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – not rated | Saint Francis – No. 16
- Location: Hutzell Athletic Center | University of Saint Francis | Fort Wayne, Ind.
- Madyson Beaver: 11 kills, 4 blocks
- Payton Anderson: 39 assists, 6 kills, 9 digs
- Kassandra Williams: 10 kills, 3 blocks
- Payton Hart: 9 kills, 13 digs, 3 service aces
- Bridget Downs: 31 digs
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- Payton Hart matched her career-high with 9 kills. She also recorded three service aces to add to her team-leading total of 22 on the season.
- Bridget Downs finished with her second-most digs in a match this season with 31. Her season-high is 35 which she recorded against Huntington on September 19.
- The Pilot dropped their sixth straight match, the longest losing streak under head coach Katie Weiss in the last two seasons.
QUOTES FROM COACH WEISS
- “Enjoyed a competitive match against Saint Francis. We are improving our systems and we are ready for a turnaround!”
NEXT TIME OUT
- The Pilots return to action on Wednesday, September 26 when they travel to Goshen to take on the Goshen (Ind.) Maple Leafs at 6:00 pm.
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|Bethel (5-10, 3-5 CL)||15||27||25||15||6||2|
|Saint Francis (19-2, 8-0 CL)||25||25||16||25||15||3|
|Fort Wayne, Ind.|
|BETHEL||INDV. LEADERS||SAINT FRANCIS|
|#10 Madyson Beaver – 11||Kills||#7 Kendra Siefring – 16|
|#10 Madyson Beaver – 4||Blocks||#13 Megan Diagostino – 7|
|#11 Bridget Downs – 31||Digs||#8 Valorie Flick – 22|
|2 Players (#6,#13) – 3||Aces||#7 Kendra Siefring – 2|
|BETHEL||TEAM STATISTICS||SAINT FRANCIS|