Volleyball goes 1-3 at MIT

Volleyball goes 1-3 at MIT
September 27, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The youthful Benedictine volleyball squad posted a 1-3 record at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Volleyball Invitational. The Eagles are now 8-10 overall. BU opened with a 3-0 loss (26-24, 25-14, 25-17) to eventual tourney runner-up Connecticut College. The Eagles followed that with a five-game loss (25-18, 25-22, 18-25, 15-25, 17-15) to Wesleyan College to close out pool play on Friday. In Saturday's match-ups, Benedictine picked up a hard-fought win over Colby College, 3-2, by scores of 25-22, 25-14, 22-25, 24-26, 15-13). BU then faced Wesleyan again and dropped the match in three games (25-20, 25-22, 25-23). Statistically, sophomore Kayla Leyden had 55 kills, 39 digs, nine aces and five blocks in the four matches. Leyden also had 39 total digs on defense. Kate McGuire added 21 kills and seven blocks. Setters Jessica Judge and Taylor Hoppe had 62 and 54 assists, respectively. Judge added 32 digs and each served up five aces. Senior Amanda Distasio led the Eagles with 47 total digs. Sarah Porod had 20 kills and 15 blocks for the tournament. For more Athletics News, visit the Athletics Web site.


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.