MISHAWAKA – No. 17 Bethel Volleyball took down Trinity International handily in three sets in their first match since winning the NCCAA National Championship in the fall, never trailing in any set to notch 25-14, 25-19, and 25-14 wins. Maddy Payne led the Pilots with 10 kills, while Caroline Mullet took over late with three straight service aces to go along with 13 assists.
Score: Bethel def. Trinity International 25-14, 25-19, 25-14
Records: Bethel (21-4) | Trinity International (9-4)
NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – No. 17 | Trinity International – NR
Location: Wiekamp Athletic Center | Bethel University | Mishawaka, Ind.
Maddy Payne: 10 kills, 3 blocks, .500 hit pct.
Isabelle North: 5 kills, 2 blocks
Madyson Beaver: 4 kills, 13 assists, 4 blocks
Payton Hart: 9 kills, 7 digs, .500 hit pct.
Jackie Fernandez: 15 digs
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
The Pilots hit .287 in 87 attacks on the day.
The Pilots served up 9 aces.
The Pilots recorded their 21st win of the season, third-most in the NAIA this season.
NEXT TIME OUT
The Pilots travel to Rochester Hills, Michigan to face off against Rochester and Aquinas on Saturday.
THOUGHTS FROM COACH WEISS
“It’s been a long time between competition for us, so I’m grateful we came out strong tonight. Defensively we had a great game, hopefully we can get our hitters in rhythm tomorrow and pick up our blocking.”