Volleyball struggles at Dominican Tournament

Volleyball struggles at Dominican Tournament
August 31, 2008

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

Benedictine University's volleyball team did not get the start to the 2008 season it had hoped for, going 1-3 in the two-day Dominican University Star Classic tournament. The Eagles opened Saturday's competition with a 3-0 loss at the hands of Augustana College, 25-23, 26-24, 25-20. Benedictine bounced back to take Grinnell College (Iowa) in four sets (25-13, 19-25, 25-9, 25-22). On Sunday, BU was taken down by the University of Chicago in three sets (25-16, 25-21, 25-17), followed by a four-game loss to the host Dominican University team (25-22, 26-28, 25-19, 25-16). Benedictine junior Sarah Ruzicka (Quincy, Ill./Quincy Notre Dame H.S.) was named to the all-tournament team.


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.