Sept. 27 - PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Bethany College volleyball team recovered from a 3-1 loss to Grove City to take a 3-0 win over Chatham during a PAC tri-match held Saturday at Chatham.
The split, which puts the Bison’s record at 3-12 overall and 1-3 in the conference, also broke an 11-match losing streak for BC.
In their first match of the afternoon, Grove City took a 2-0 lead on BC with 25-20 and 25-12 decisions. The third set was tied at 23, but a kill from Bethany freshman Courtney Meadows (Canton, Ohio/McKinley) and an ace from sophomore Sarah Olson (Rices Landing, Pa./Jefferson-Morgan) gave the win to the Bison and moved the match to a fourth set. However, the Wolverines completed the win by taking the fourth, 25-17.
Meadows was the top offensive threat for the Green and White with 14 kills and freshman Megan Hoffman (Cambridge, Ohio/John Glenn) passed off 36 assists. Bethany’s defensive effort was solid, with three players recording double figures in digs. Freshman Tiffany Hoffman (Cambridge, Ohio/John Glenn) was the leader with 25, while sophomore Emily Stewart (Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe) brought up 17 and Megan Hoffman had 10.
Bethany quickly jumped on Chatham in the second contest by scoring the first 11 points of the opening set en route to a 25-10 victory. The second set was tighter, as it was tied 12-12 midway through, but the Bison tallied 13 of the final 18 points for a 25-17 win. In the clinching set, freshman Mallory McKnight (Pataskala, Ohio/Newark Catholic) notched three kills during a closing 9-2 run that sent Bethany home with the sweep after a 25-12 victory.
Bison freshman Carrie Talkington (Moundsville, W.Va./John Marshall) paced all hitters in the match with eight kills. Megan Hoffman put up 19 assists in the victory and Tiffany Hoffman recorded 17 digs.
The next action for the Bison spikers is scheduled for Thursday, as they will host Carlow (Pa.) University at 7 p.m.