MISHAWAKA – The Bethel University women’s volleyball team hung with the 22nd-ranked Marian University Knights for the first two sets on Wednesday night in the Wiekamp Athletic Center, but were undone in the third and final set in a 3-0 loss. Calsey Gruzdov led the team with a 30.0-percent attack and 5 block assists.
- Score: Marian def. Bethel 25-20, 25-23, 25-9
- Records: Bethel (7-13, 2-5) | Marian (15-1, 6-1)
- NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – not rated | Marian – No. 22
- Location: Gates Gymnasium | Bethel University | Mishawaka, Ind.
- Payton Hart – 12 kills, 4 digs
- AJ McDonald – 6 kills, 3 block assists
- Madyson Beaver – 27 assists, 5 digs
- Calsey Gruzdov – 4 kills, 5 block assists
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- The Pilots had no answer for the Knights’ attack, as Marian belted 47 kills to a 40.7-percent attack.
- Calsey Gruzdov set a career-high with five block assists in the match.
- The Pilots recorded six service errors on the day.
NEXT TIME OUT
- The Pilots travel to Marion to take on No. 4-ranked and undefeated Indiana Wesleyan on Friday at 7:00 pm.
THOUGHTS FROM COACH WEISS
- “We played two great sets against a strong conference team tonight. We have to learn how to “win the mistake” and make smarter plays when we are down. We are improving each game and I’m confident we will learn from this loss and get better.”