LA MIRADA, Calif. -- Playing their second ranked opponent in as many days the Bellevue University volleyball team fell against No. 16 Southern Oregon, 3-0, at the Biola Summer Slam Tournament on Friday morning. With the loss the Bruins dip to 1-1 against ranked opponents and 1-2 overall.
Match One: #16 Southern Oregon 3, Bellevue 0 (25-13, 25-18, 26-24)
Senior Beth Walker (21 assists, 11 digs) recorded her second double-double in as many matches but it wasn't enough as Bellevue dropped a straight set decision to No. 16 Southern Oregon.
Southern Oregon got off to a strong start, attacking at a remarkable .500 clip in the first set (15 kills, 3 errors) to jump out to a 1-0 lead with a 25-13 victory. Set number two saw the Raiders cool off a bit, hitting at a .206 rate and claiming a 25-18 victory to take a commanding two sets to none lead.
Sophomore Mikaylah Gillespie recorded four blocks on the morning while Even and Scanlan each helped out with three.
Bellevue (1-2) returns to the court tonight with an 8:00 p.m. match against (RV) Westmont where the Bruins will look to move back to the .500 mark before heading home.