2008
Volleyball sweeps past Alverno

Volleyball sweeps past Alverno
September 18, 2008

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

The Benedictine volleyball team squared its Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) record thanks to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-12) win at Alverno College. The Eagles are now 6-7 overall and 1-1 in the NAC. Sophomore Kayla Leyden led the BU offense with 12 kills and a .346 attack percentage. She also had seven digs. Junior Sarah Porod added seven kills and two blocks. Senior teammate Amanda Distasio had eight digs, while Sara Olszta had seven digs. Setters Jessica Judge and Taylor Hoppe each had 13 assists. Benedictine served up 10 aces in the match, led by three from Judge. Distasio and Laura Grueneich each knocked down two aces, apiece. The Eagles will be idle until Wednesday (Sept. 24/7:00 p.m.) when they play host to Milwaukee School of Engineering. For more Athletics News, visit the Athletics Web site.

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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.