2007
Eagles' volleyball splits in own tourney

Eagles' volleyball splits in own tourney
October 27, 2007

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

The Benedictine volleyball team split its four games in its own Eagle Classic on Friday and Saturday, improving its record to 25-6 overall. The 25 wins also represents the most under current head coach Jennifer Wildes and her third season with 20-plus wins at the BU helm. On Friday, Benedictine opened with a big win over Augustana College. The Eagles swept past the Vikings, 30-27, 30-22, 30-21. In the second game, Benedictine lost a 3-1 match score (23-30, 27-30, 32-30, 18-30) to St. Norbert College. In Saturday's matches, the Eagles stormed back with a 3-0 win over Mt. Mary College by scores of 30-11, 30-9, 30-21. BU then dropped a 3-1 decision to regional rival North Central College, 19-30, 30-27, 19-30, 28-30. Benedictine will host Rockford College in the first round of the Northern Athletics Conference tournament on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. The Regents defeated Benedictine during the NAC regular season , 3-2, in Rockford.

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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.