Bruins topple Presentation; remain perfect in North Star

Shayla Scanlan (left) led Bellevue with 12 kills in their win Friday night
Shayla Scanlan (left) led Bellevue with 12 kills in their win Friday night

ABERDEEN, S.D. -- Freshman Shayla Scanlan led three Bruins with double-figure kills to pace the Bellevue University volleyball team to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Presentation College in a North Star Athletic Association match on Friday evening.

The two sides hit an identical .217 in the opening set with Bellevue emerging triumphant with a 25-20 victory. The second set was not as close with BU dominating play, hitting .316 while limiting the Saint to just seven kills and an .062 hitting percentage on their way to a 25-14 win. The Bruins wrapped up the victory, hitting .273 in the third set while holding Presentation to a .186 effort in a 25-22 win.

Scanlan led the Bruins with 12 kills while sophomore Mikaylah Gillespie and freshman Marylyn Mozena each added 10. Gillespie hit a team-best .350 on the night while Mozena notched her second double-double of the year.

Senior Beth Walker also recorded a double-double, her 18th of the season, finishing the match with 31 assists and 13 digs. Sophomore Rachel Wald led the Bruins with 16 digs, narrowly missing a double-double of her own as she finished with nine kills.

Bellevue (17-10/2-0 NSAA) returns to the court tomorrow for a 1 p.m. North Star match against Dakota State University.