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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.

GAME VITALS

  • 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.

STAT TRACKER

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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FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 F
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
.169 Hitting %: .287
5.0 Blocks: 9.0
74 Digs: 81
6 Aces: 4