October 1 – New Wilmington, Pa. – Junior Breana Harris (Severn, Md./Old Mill) had arguably one of her most efficient games of the season as she eclipsed the 20-kill mark for the first time this season, and the Bison defeated Westminster College, 3-1, on Tuesday evening.
In game one, the two teams played evenly through the first ten points, with neither team getting more than a two-point lead. With the Bison up one point, 12-11, Bethany went on a 5-1 run, which included a kills by Harris to take a 17-12 lead, a lead which they would not relinquish, to take game one, 25-22.
In game two, the Bison never trailed, taking the second game, 25-20. Harris provided the spark in that game, registering five kills in just the one game.
After dropping set three, 25-21 (just their second set loss in six matches), the Bison came back with a vengeance in set four. With Bethany trailing 11-8 in set four, the Green and White put together a 17-4 run, which included kills from six different Bison.
With Lynsie Mandt (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) serving and the Bison up just three, 18-15, Bethany put together the final seven points, getting three kills from Dakota McKenzie (Hopewell, Ohio/West Muskingum), a service ace by Mandt, and a huge block by Dylana McKenzie (Hopewell, Ohio/West Muskingum), which ended the game at 25-15, giving the Bison a 3-1 victory.
Offensively, Harris hit .375 on the day, getting 20 kills and making just five errors in 40 attempts. She also added six total blocks on her way to a season-high, 26 points.
Dylana McKenzie added nine kills in the win, while Mandt finished with eight. Mackenzie Lauber (Mansfield, Ohio/Madison Mansfield) and Dakota McKenzie each added seven. Lauber did not commit an error in the game as she finished the day with a .412 hitting percentage to go along with 43 assists.
Defensively, Julia Mouch (Toledo, Ohio/Sylvania Southview) finished the game with a team-high 16 digs. Mandt added 13 digs, while Kelly Bcquet (Finleyville, Pa./Ringgold) finished with 11.
The Bison, winners of seven-straight conference matches to open PAC play will next travel to Crestview Hills for a big weekend as they join Geneva College and Thomas More in a tri-match on Saturday, October 5. The Bison will take on Geneva at 1 p.m. and host Thomas More at 3 p.m.