Volleyball opens conference with a win

Volleyball opens conference with a win
September 11, 2007

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

Benedictine's volleyball machine kept rolling along on Tuesday evening, winning its Northern Athletics Conference opening match over Concordia University Chicago, 3-1 (30-22, 19-30, 30-23, 30-28). The Eagles improved to 9-1 on the year, overall, and have won five matches in a row. Freshman outside hitter Kayla Leyden led the assault on the Cougars with 19 kills. Senior Danielle Mikos chipped in with 10 kills and two solo blocks. Senior Rachel Sypole, along with sophomores Sarah Porod and Sarah Ruzicka, each had seven kills. Senior setter Angela Vitto added six kills and had 46 assists. Vitto, Leyden and Jessica Judge each had 13 digs on the defensive side of the net. Sarah Flores led the Eagles with 18 digs.


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.