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Beaver volleyball wins three out of four during Knox Invitational

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

GALESBURG, IL - The Buena Vista volleyball team won both of its matches on Saturday and finished with three wins in four matches overall, as it wrapped up play during the Knox College Invite.

It began play on Friday against Monmouth College and after surrendering a 2-0 lead, hung tough in the decisive fifth set to hang on and top the Fighting Scots (8-5). Kirsten Van Zuiden tallied a team-high 12 kills with Chelsea Clayton right behind with 10. Jena Peters added nine kills, to go along with four block assists. Courtney Van Haaften distributed the ball with 25 assists, to go along with two ace serves.

Jordan Henningsen chalked up 17 digs.

In its final match Friday, the Beavers fell in three to William Penn (14-6). After falling 25-15 in the opening set, BVU kept things close in the final two, losing both by identical 25-23 scores.

Van Zuiden and Clayton each turned in seven kills in the match, as Abby Hinrichs followed with six. Van Haaften dished out 16 assists.

BVU bounced back Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Lincoln Christian.

The Beavers wrapped the Invite with a 3-0 triumph over the host school. Clayton posted 10 kills and Van Haaften added 20 assists.

BVU improves to 4-12. It will look to make it four wins in five matches on Wednesday night with a road match at Coe College beginning at 7:30pm.



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