Volleyball falls to Aurora

Volleyball falls to Aurora
October 15, 2008

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

The Benedictine volleyball squad found the road bumpy versus rival Aurora University, falling 3-0 (23-25, 17-25, 22-25) in a Northern Athletics Conference match at the Rice Center. The loss dropped the Eagles to 5-4 in the NAC and 11-13 overall. Kayla Leyden had nine kills to pace the Benedictine attack. Sarah Porod and Kate McGuire each added seven kills. Senior Amanda Distasio had 17 digs on defense, followed by 16 from Leyden. Leyden also served up two of the Eagles' six aces. Freshman setter Taylor Hoppe had 15 assists and junior setter Jessica Judge added nine "helps."


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.