Volleyball finishes with split at IWU tourney

Volleyball finishes with split at IWU tourney
September 6, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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On the second day of the Illinois Wesleyan University/Barker Fall Classic volleyball tournament, Benedictine University split its pair of matches. The Eagles (3-5 overall) lost to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - the ninth-ranked team in the nation for NCAA Division III - by a 3-0 margin (25-21, 25-7, 25-15) before bouncing back versus Eureka College to get a 3-0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-20) win. Sarah Ruzicka had 11 kills and eight digs in the loss to UW-Whitewater. Kayla Leyden added seven kills and nine digs, while Amanda Distasio had a team-leading 10 digs in the loss. Leyden took charge versus Eureka, powering down 11 kills and making seven digs. Ruzicka followed with nine kills and seven digs. Sarah Porod added a team-high 11 digs on the defensive side.


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.