MISHAWAKA – No. 22 Bethel Volleyball lost their second straight five-set match, falling to Mount Vernon Nazarene on Wednesday evening after holding a 2-0 set advantage. The Pilots let the Cougars increase their hitting percentage in every set, from .158 in the first set to .611 in the fifth set when all was said and done.
- Match 1 Score: Mt. Vernon Nazarene def. Bethel 3-2 (22-25 23-25, 25-18, 25-21, 15-6)
- Records: Bethel (14-3, 3-2) | Mt. Vernon Nazarene (15-2, 4-1)
- NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll: Bethel – No. 22 | Mt. Vernon Nazarene – NR
- Location: Wiekamp Athletic Center | Bethel University | Mishawaka, Ind.
- Maddy Payne: 16 kills, .324 hit pct., 6 blocks
- Isabelle North: 13 kills, 5 blocks, .281 hit pct.
- Madyson Beaver: 13 kills, 23 assists, 12 digs
- Rachel Vendl: 21 digs, 1 ace
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- The Pilots hit just .005 in the decisive fifth set, against Mt. Vernon Nazarene’s .611.
- Madyson Beaver recorded her first triple double of the season and eighth of her career.
- The Pilots lose back-to-back matches for just the second time since the start of the 2020-21 season.
NEXT TIME OUT
- The Pilots travel to Fort Wayne to take on Saint Francis on Friday at 7:00 pm.