2008
Volleyball sweeps past Rockford in key NAC match

Volleyball sweeps past Rockford in key NAC match
September 30, 2008

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

Benedictine University's volleyball team used a strong defense and an efficient offensive attack to score a 3-0 (25-10, 25-8, 25-18) sweep over Rockford College in a key Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) contest in Lisle. The win improved the Eagles to 9-10 overall and 3-1 in the NAC, while the Regents fell to 4-10 overall and 2-2 in the NAC. Sophomore Kayla Leyden set the tone for BU on both sides of the net. Leyden had game leading totals for kills (12), digs (25) and serve aces (3). Leyden was errorless in 23 attack attempts, giving her a .522 attack percentage for the night. Leyden's numbers more than helped the Benedictine team's sterling attack percentage of .330 for the match as a team. Only four Eagles were even charged with an attack error in the match, just one of which had more than a single miscue on her ledger. Setters Jessica Judge and Taylor Hoppe garnered 18 and 14 set assists, respectively. As a team, Benedictine also rolled up a total of 11 blocks. Sarah Porod, a junior, had three solo and three assisted blocks, while freshman teammate added five blocks (one solo; four assisted). Senior Sierra Griffin managed four assisted blocks of her own, complimenting her six kills in the match. Celia Porod also had six kills. Katie McGuire notched five kills to round out the Eagles' attack leaders. For more Athletics News, visit the Athletics Web site.

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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.