Pilots Split Day Two of Crossover; Earn First Win of Season


PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill. – The Bethel College Pilots women’s volleyball team finished the SXU/TCC Crossover on Saturday afternoon and came away with a split on day two, earning their first win against Roosevelt (Ill.) before dropping a thrilling five-set match to Judson to end the day. Payton Anderson and Kassandra Williams continued their stellar play for the Pilots, as Anderson notched a triple double against Goshen and Kassandra Williams totaled 25 kills on the day.



  • Match 1 Score: Bethel def. Roosevelt 25-22, 25-20, 27-25
  • Match 2 Score: Judson def. Bethel 25-19, 19-25, 19-25, 25-21, 15-12
  • Records: Bethel (1-5) | Roosevelt (0-4) | Judson (3-4)
  • NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll:Bethel – not rated | Roosevelt– not rated | Judson – not rated
  • Location: Trinity Athletics and Recreation Complex | Trinity Christian College | Palos Heights, Ill.


STAT TRACKER (v. Roosevelt; v. Judson)

  • Payton Anderson: 30 assists, 4 kills, 2 digs; 46 assists, 10 kills, 10 digs
  • Abby Armold: 3 kills, .375 hit pct.; 10 kills, .381 hit pct.
  • Kassandra Williams: 12 kills, 4 blocks, .346 hit pct.; 13 kills, 3 blocks, .571 hit pct.
  • Malerie Mech: 11 kills, 3 blocks, .364 hit pct.; 7 kills, 4 digs
  • Payton Hart: 5 digs; 9 kills, 12 digs



  • Payton Anderson notched her first triple double since September 8, 2017 against Goshen with 46 assists, 10 kills, and 10 digs against Judson—the third triple double of her career. Her 46 assists are a season-high.
  • Kassandra Williams has at least 12 kills in four of the six matches this season and currently owns a .341 hitting percentage on the season. Her .571 hitting percentage against Judson is her highest in a match since October 28, 2015 against Spring Arbor.
  • The Pilots matched a season-high with 63 kills against Judson and finished one shy of their season-high in assists with 62. Both season-highs were set against No. 20 Madonna on August 16.



  • “Took a few games off the chin this weekend. Not a great start to our season. We are young and inexperienced on the court right now, but we are determined to get better.”



  • The Pilots start Crossroads League play on Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 pm when they travel to Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) for their conference opening match.