Nov. 2 - CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. – The Bethany College volleyball team was denied its second straight appearance in the tournament final, as the third-seeded Bison suffered a 3-1 loss (18-25, 25-18, 25-27, 22-25) to #2 Thiel Friday night in the PAC Tournament semifinal at Thomas More.
The Bison went down a set out of the gate, as the Tomcats scored five of the first six points. Bethany managed to get within three at 21-18, but TC scored the final four points to close out the set. In the second set, the teams were tied at 14 before Bethany went in front with seven straight points. Senior Lauren Goodwill (right - Canton, Ohio/Jackson) had three kills during that run and she put another away for the final point to give the Green and White the set and even the match at 1-1.
The third set went down to the wire. Bethany scored the first three points of the set, but it proved to be the largest lead by either team in the set. The Bison led 23-22 when Thiel scored two straight to get to set point. A kill by BC sophomore Jordan Fenner (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville North) tied the score and the teams swapped points before the Tomcats scored the final two points to take the set and a 2-1 advantage.