2008
Volleyball goes 1-1 at own triangular meet

Volleyball goes 1-1 at own triangular meet
September 13, 2008

Davce Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine's volleyball team lost its opening match to North Central College and then bounced back to top Lake Forest College at the team's own Red & Black Triangular tournament on Saturday. The Eagles were the runner-up to North Central, which went 2-0, while Lake Forest was 0-2 on the day. Versus the Cardinals, Benedictine was the victim of its own .059 attack percentage for the match. Sarah Porod and Kayla Leyden each managed eight kills. Both also helped out on the defensive end as Leyden had 17 digs and Porod adding 13. Jessica Judge had 16 assists for the Eagles, while Sierra Griffin had three block assists. Porod had two blocks. Versus Lake Forest, Benedictine reversed its fortunes and put up an outstanding .410 attack percentage. That was complimented by 14 serve aces, four from Judge alone. Leyden had 11 of the Eagles' 32 kills, followed by seven from Porod. Porod also had two blocks and two aces. Sara Olszta led the team with eight digs and Leyden added seven.

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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.