Volleyball sweep their way to Aurora Tournament title

Volleyball sweep their way to Aurora Tournament title
September 8, 2007

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

The Eagles volleyball squad kept rolling along last weekend, winning the Aurora University Jim Coleman Memorial Tournament by going 4-0 in the event. Benedictine improved to 8-1 on the season and took home a tournament title for the second time in as many attempts this year (also sharing top honors at the Illinois College tourney the previous weekend). Benedictine's road through the AU event began on Friday evening with a pair of wins over Mt. Mary College (30-10, 30-15, 30-7) and Purdue University-North Central (30-21, 30-21, 30-13). On Saturday, the Eagles defeated Manchester College, 3-1 (30-20, 30-21, 22-30, 30-25), going four games for the first and only time, thus far, in 2007. BU closed out the day with a sweep of rival (and host school) Aurora University, 3-0 (30-24, 30-26, 30-19).


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.