2007
Volleyball opens with two wins

Volleyball opens with two wins
August 31, 2007

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

Benedictine's volleyball team picked up the winning ways where it left off last season, opening the 2007 campaign with a pair of victories at the Illinois College Tournament. The Eagles (2-0) swept both Westminster College (30-15, 30-25, 30-16) and Rose-Hulman Institute (30-15, 30-24, 30-28). Play continues in the tourney on Saturday. Against Westminster, sophomore Sarah Porod led the Eagles with nine kills, while senior teammate Danielle Mikos knocked down eight kills. Sarah Ruzika added five kills, while Kayla Leyden and Sarah Flores contributed 19 and 17 digs, respectively, on the defense side. In the nightcap versus the Rose-Hulman Institute, Mikos took charge with 11 kills, Leyden also had double digits kills with 10. Porod notched seven kills, while Sarah Ruzicka had eight kills and three serve aces. Defensively, the tandem of Flores and Jessica Judge paced the Eagles. Flores made 20 digs and Judge followed with 14 digs.

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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.