LA MIRADA, Calif. -- The Bellevue University volleyball team dropped a straight-set decision against (RV) Westmont in their final match at the Biola Summer Slam Tournament on Friday evening.
Match Two: (RV) Westmont 3, Bellevue 0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-14)
Senior Beth Walker posted 20 or more assists for a fourth straight match but it wasn't enough to overcome a hot-hitting Westmont team as Bellevue fell in straight sets.
Westmont came out strong, outhitting the Bruins .364-.167 in the opening set as the Warriors came away with a narrow 25-21 victory.
The second set started as a back-and-forth affair before Westmont was able to go on a 4-0 run to grab a 12-9 lead forcing Bellevue to take a timeout in an effort to stem the momentum. BU faced their largest deficit of the set at 19-13 before reclaiming the serve where Walker served the team to four consecutive points to pull within one at 19-18. The Warriors proved to be too much, however, winning six of the final seven points of the set for a 25-19 win and a commanding two sets to none lead.
Six straight points was key, as it turned a one-point deficit into a 13-8 advantage for Westmont in the third set before the Warriors went on to claim a 25-14 victory and the match. Westmont out-scored BU 18-6 to close the match.
Bellevue's (1-2) next match will be on Tuesday, Aug. 25 as they travel to Seward, Neb. to take on Concordia at 7:00 p.m.