Oct. 14 - BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – After dropping the first two sets Thursday night at Geneva, the Bethany volleyball team came all the way back to pull out a 3-2 (14-25, 21-25, 25-19, 30-28, 15-9) victory and improve to 12-11 overall this season.
The win snapped an eight-match losing streak in five-set contests, dating back to Sept., 2007, when the Bison beat Franciscan in five. It was also the first time BC rallied from two sets down for a triumph since they rebounded out of a 0-2 hole to defeat Thiel on Sept. 20, 2006.
After falling behind by two sets, Bethany extended the match with a third-set victory. The classic fourth set saw massive momentum swings, as the Bison seemed to be in control with a 23-19 lead. The Golden Tornadoes made their own comeback and clawed their way to match point. But BC would fight off the threat and after posting a 30-28 victory, controlled the decisive fifth set to clinch the win.
Freshman setter Jessica Zavatchen (Uniontown, Pa./Laurel Highlands) highlighted the Bethany efforts by passing out 45 assists and bringing up a career-high 16 digs. Benefitting from Zavatchen’s sets the most was sophomore Alyssa Schrecengost (Wexford, Pa./Vincentian Academy) with a team-high 15 kills.
On the defensive end, sophomore Tiffany Hoffman (Cambridge, Ohio/John Glenn) amassed 24 digs and sophomore Carrie Talkington (Moundsville, W.Va./John Marshall) totaled five blocks.
Bethany is now off until next Tuesday when they will host Saint Vincent at Hummel Field House. Start time for the match is scheduled for 7 p.m.