Volleyball finishes with split at IWU tourney

Volleyball finishes with split at IWU tourney
September 6, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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On the second day of the Illinois Wesleyan University/Barker Fall Classic volleyball tournament, Benedictine University split its pair of matches. The Eagles (3-5 overall) lost to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - the ninth-ranked team in the nation for NCAA Division III - by a 3-0 margin (25-21, 25-7, 25-15) before bouncing back versus Eureka College to get a 3-0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-20) win. Sarah Ruzicka had 11 kills and eight digs in the loss to UW-Whitewater. Kayla Leyden added seven kills and nine digs, while Amanda Distasio had a team-leading 10 digs in the loss. Leyden took charge versus Eureka, powering down 11 kills and making seven digs. Ruzicka followed with nine kills and seven digs. Sarah Porod added a team-high 11 digs on the defensive side.


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.