Eagles' volleyball splits in own tourney

Eagles' volleyball splits in own tourney
October 27, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine volleyball team split its four games in its own Eagle Classic on Friday and Saturday, improving its record to 25-6 overall. The 25 wins also represents the most under current head coach Jennifer Wildes and her third season with 20-plus wins at the BU helm. On Friday, Benedictine opened with a big win over Augustana College. The Eagles swept past the Vikings, 30-27, 30-22, 30-21. In the second game, Benedictine lost a 3-1 match score (23-30, 27-30, 32-30, 18-30) to St. Norbert College. In Saturday's matches, the Eagles stormed back with a 3-0 win over Mt. Mary College by scores of 30-11, 30-9, 30-21. BU then dropped a 3-1 decision to regional rival North Central College, 19-30, 30-27, 19-30, 28-30. Benedictine will host Rockford College in the first round of the Northern Athletics Conference tournament on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. The Regents defeated Benedictine during the NAC regular season , 3-2, in Rockford.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.