September 7 – Marietta, Ohio – The Bison volleyball team split a pair of matches to finish the Marietta College “River City Volleyball Tournament” with a 3-1 record, making their overall record 5-3 on the year. Today, the Bison dispatched of Ohio Valley College, 3-0, before dropping a 3-1 decision to Transylvania University on Saturday.
In the first game, Bethany earned its’ third consecutive sweep, defeating Ohio Valley College in straight sets (25-20, 25-16, 25-23). In the contest, Breana Harris (Severn, Md./Old Mill) once again flexed her muscles, collecting a team and game-high, 15 kills in just three sets. The junior middle blocker accomplished that feat on just 32 attempts while making just one error. Freshman Dylana McKenzie (Hopewell, Ohio/West Muskingum) added eight kills, while Lynsie Mandt (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) and Jordan Fenner (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville North) added five apiece. Mackenzie Lauber (Mansfield, Ohio/Madison Mansfield) distributed the ball nicely, collecting 35 assists.
Defensively, Julia Mouch (Toledo, Ohio/Sylvania Southview) led the way with 13 digs, with Mandt and Haley Santymire (Clifton, Va./Centreville) collecting nine each. The team also totaled 7 team blocks with Mandt finishing with three assisted blocks. McKenzie and Megan Beebe (Irondale, Ohio/Indian Creek) each added a solo block apiece.
The win marked the fourth consecutive victory for the Green and White, and was the third sweep in a row for the Bison.
In game two, Bethany ran into a tough opponent in Transylvania University and fell for the first time in five games, 3-1 (27-25, 21-25, 27-29, 20-25). As a team, the Bison rank into a solid defense, and committed 29 errors over the course of the contest.
This time, Lauber led the way, posting her first double-double of the season with 11 kills to go along with 40 assists. Mandt finished the contest with 12 kills while Mackenzie added 11 and Fenner, eight.
Defensively, Mouch once again led the effort, collecting 19 digs, while Mandt also posted a double-double, collecting 14 digs to go along with her 12 kills.
The Bison will be back in action on Wednesday, September 11, as they come home for the first time this season to host a quad-match with Chatham, Pitt-Greensburg and Penn-State Fayette. All the action at Bethany will begin at 4:30 p.m.