Volleyball drops marathon match to Concordia (Wis.)

Volleyball drops marathon match to Concordia (Wis.)
October 16, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

In a match that had ramifications for seeding in the upcoming Northern Athletics Conference tournament, Benedictine's volleyball team just couldn't quite finish what it started versus Concordia University (Wis.). The Eagles lost a gruelling, five-game match - 30-16, 28-30, 23-30, 31-29, 13-15 - to fall to 21-4 overall and 7-3 in the NAC. The Eagles got out of the gate fast, blowing away the Falcons in game one. BU led all of the way in a tight game two battle, going up 25-23 at one point. However, CUW overtook the Eagles at 27-26 and finished off their second-game win. CUW carried the momentum through game three, before Benedictine scrapped back to win the fourth game and force game five. Senior Danielle Mikos (pictured at left) led the Eagles with 20 kills and a .439 attack percentage. Kayla Leyden added 18 kills and 31 digs. Sarah Ruzicka and Sarah Porod had 15 and 10 kills, respectively. Senior setter Angela Vitto had 64 assists and Sarah Flores added 30 digs on the defensive side of things.


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.