Volleyball notches two more wins

Volleyball notches two more wins
September 15, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine's volleyball juggernaut continued to roll along, improving to 12-1 overall by winning both of its matches at the Lake Forest Triangular on Saturday. Benedictine (12-1, 2-0 NAC) knocked off regional rival North Central College, 3-1 (30-15, 30-24, 27-30, 32-30), in its first match and bested host Lake Forest, 3-0 (30-17, 30-21, 30-25), in the second match. Versus North Central - which had received votes in last week's American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) national poll - the Eagles served up 12 aces and had an outstanding defensive effort with 124 team digs. Junior defensive specialist Sarah Flores notched a season match-high total of 40 digs. Freshman outside hitter Kayla Leyden continued her all-around stellar play. Leyden added 24 digs, while also posting a game-high 20 kills and serving up two aces. Sophomore outside hitter Sarah Ruzicka had the hot serving hand, knocking down six aces and 10 kills, along with 14 digs. Senior Danielle Mikos had 18 kills and a .368 attack percentage for the match, picking up five block assists, as well. Senior Setter Angela Vitto took charge of both matches, helping her team to a .253 attack percentage for the day. Versus the Cardinals, Vitto had 56 set assists and added 31 more in the sweep of Lake Forest. The Foresters did not have an answer for the BU attack, led by Leyden's 15 kills and three blocks. Ruzicka and Mikos each tossed in nine kills, with senior Rachel Sypole contributing eight kills versus LFC. Flores' 26 digs led the Benedictine defense versus Lake Forest. Vitto also had 15 digs of her own.


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.