2007
Volleyball sweeps Aurora

Volleyball sweeps Aurora
October 10, 2007

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

Benedictine's volleyball team unleashed all its weapons on longtime rival Aurora University on Wednesday evening, 3-0. The Eagles won by scores of 30-15, 30-23, 30-28 to improve to 21-3 overall and 7-2 in the Northern Athletics Conference. The quartet of freshman Kayla Leyden, sophomore Sarah Ruzicka, along with seniors Danielle Mikos and Rachel Sypole, was more than enough on the Eagles' attack. Leyden had 14 kills and a .448 attack percentage in 29 attempts. Ruzicka had 12 kills in 22 attempts with a .455 attack average. Mikos and Sypole each had 10 kills, sporting .381 and .471 attack averages, respectively. Freshman Chelsea Palaske (pictured at left) had a game-leading 20 digs after getting the starting nod at the libero position. Leyden added 16 digs and Jessica Judge had 12. Ruzicka also had double-digit digs with 11. Senior setter Angela Vitto had 46 assists.

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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.