Pilots Drop Two Matches at Julie Martin Classic
LIVONIA, Mich. – The Bethel University women’s volleyball team could not salvage day two of the Julie Martin Classic on Saturday afternoon, dropping matches to Indiana Tech and (RV) Madonna. Bridget Downs totaled 29 digs on the day, upping her season total to 13 matches with double-digit digs.
- Match 1 Score: Indiana Tech def. Bethel 25-20, 25-12, 25-20
- Match 2 Score: Madonna def. Bethel 25-20, 22-25, 25-15, 25-20
- Records: Bethel (5-9) | Indiana Tech (7-2) | Madonna (8-3)
- NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – not rated | Indiana Tech – not rated | Madonna – Receiving Votes
- Location:MU Activities Center | Madonna University | Livonia, Mich.
MATCH 1 vs. INDIANA TECH STAT TRACKER
- Payton Hart – 10 kills, 9 digs
- Abby Armold – 6 kills, 1.5 blocks
- Madyson Beaver – 14 assists
- Bridget Downs – 16 digs
MATCH 2 vs. MADONNA STAT TRACKER
- Payton Hart – 15 kills, 8 digs
- Madyson Beaver – 9 kills, 19 assists, 12 digs
- Bridget Downs – 13 digs, 2 service aces
- Kennedy Kintz – 11 assists
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- The Pilots hit just 1.7-percent in the loss to Indiana Tech—a season-low hitting percentage.
- Payton Hart has reached double-digit kills in 10 matches this season. She came into the day ranked No. 15 in the NAIA in total kills.
- Bridget Downs has tallied double-digit digs in all but one match this season. She came into the day ranked No. 16 in the NAIA in total digs.
- Madyson Beaver recorded her sixth double-double of the season in the match against Madonna.
NEXT TIME OUT
- The Pilots travel to Upland to take on Taylor University in Crossroads League play on Wednesday, September 11 at 5:00 pm.
THOUGHTS FROM COACH WEISS
- “Disappointing finish this weekend for our young Pilot team. I’m proud of our fight and determination. We are growing and getting better each day!”