Volleyball falls to Aurora

Volleyball falls to Aurora
October 15, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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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 an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.