BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Junior Rachel Barr attacked at .600 and sophomore Taylor Holz notched a match-high 27 digs to lead the Bellevue University volleyball team to a 3-0 victory over Judson (Ill.) at the Olivet Nazarene Invitational. Bellevue won by scores of 25-22, 25-21, and 25-13.
Bellevue attacked just .059 in the opening set but played strong defense and took advantage of some Judson errors to claim a narrow three point victory. In the second set the Bruins allowed just eight kills by the Eagles in claiming a four point win to take a commanding two sets to none lead. In the third, and final, set Bellevue held Judson to a -.078 hitting percentage while hitting at .167 themselves to cruise to a 25-13 win and match sweep.
Senior Beth Walker directed the attack finishing with 30 assists on her way to a team-best 12th double-double, finishing with 13 digs as well. Defensively three other Bruins – senior Victoria Bowens, sophomore Addison Smith, and freshman Erin Warren – each finished with at least five digs.
The Bruins (9-8) return to the court at 7 p.m. when they take on Trinity Christian.