BUTTE, Mont. – The 20th-ranked Bellevue University volleyball team fell to Northwest (Wash.) University, 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-19) Friday night in continuing action at the Big Sky Challenge. The Bruins, who defeated Montana State University-Northern earlier in the day, fell to 1-1 on the season.
The Eagles, who outhit BU .333 to .074, improved to 4-1 on the season with the win.
Bellevue committed 23 hitting errors and had eight receive errors in the loss.
Taylor Holz led the Bruin defense with a match-high 17 digs.
Sophomore Maddie Squiers tallied 20 assists, two digs and a kill.
Mattie Jo Johnson hit a scorching .900 with nine kills on 10 errorless swings to pace the Eagle offense.
The Bruins continue action at the tournament on Saturday (Aug. 26) with a 10 a.m. match (CDT) against No. 25 College of Idaho and an 8 p.m. contest versus No. 23 Carroll College.