Sept. 21 – BETHANY, W. Va. – The Bison volleyball program continued its hot streak as it swept away two conference opponents in a tri-match on Saturday. The surging Bison took care of Thiel College, 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-18) before defeating Saint Vincent College, 3-0 (25-22, 25-6, 25-17).
In the first match, The Bison defeated the Tomcats of Thiel, 3-0. In the match, Breana Harris performed to near perfection as the junior posted 14 kills while making no errors in 25 attempts. Alexis Castro added eight kills in the win, while Mackenzie Lauber put together nine kills to go along with 29 assists. The team also boasted nine service aces, collecting four from Julia Mouch, three from Lauber and two from Kelly Becquet.
Defensively, the Bison held Thiel to just a .064 hitting percentage over the course of the game. In just three games, the team posted 62 digs. Becquet led the way with 14 digs, while Haley Santymire notched 12 digs and Mouch finished with 11.
In game two it was more of the same for the Bison, as the Green and White defeated Saint Vincent College, 3-0, winning by scores of 25-22, 25-6, 25-17. The six points by the Bearcats in game number two, was the least amount of points allowed by the Bison in any game this season.
Once again Harris led the way, collecting 13 kills while making just two errors in 23 attempts (.478). Dakota McKenzie added 10 kills in the victory while Dylana McKenzie finished with eight. As a team, the Bison finished with an attack percentage of .341.
Defensively, Bethany held the Bearcats to just a .098 hitting percentage, which marked the seventh-consecutive match that the Bison have held their opponents under a hitting average of .100. The team put together 49 digs, with Bequet leading the way, collecting 14. Mouch added 11, while Lynsie Mandt finished with eight digs in the contest.
The Bison have now won their last three games in a row and have been winners in seven of their last eight contests. Bethany has also improved its record to 4-0 in conference, having not even dropped a game in those four contests.
The Bison will be back in action on Saturday, September 28 when they travel to Waynesburg University for a tri-match with Waynesburg and Washington & Jefferson. The contest against the Yellow Jackets will begin at 11 a.m.