|Final - Volleyball||1||2||3||F|
|Judson (Ill.) (4-0)||25||25||25||3|
|Williams Baptist (0-1)||12||20||11||0|
|Judson (Ill.)||Indv. Leaders||Williams Baptist|
|#9 Valeria, Katie - 8||Kills||2 Players (#7,#23) - 5|
|#9 Valeria, Katie - 3||Blocks||#7 Audra Nailling - 3|
|#7 Tennyson, Caryssa - 18||Digs||#8 Kayla Winfrey - 15|
|2 Players (#6,#9) - 3||Aces||#1 Alyssa Leatherman - 1|
|Judson (Ill.)||Team Statistics||Williams Baptist|
Dates: August 25 & 26, 2017
Scores: Judson University: L: 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-20)
Spring Arbor University: L: 3-0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-23)
Indiana University-South Bend: L: 3-0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-16)
Trinity International University: L: 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-19)
Records: WBC (0-4), Judson (4-0), SAU (5-2), IUSB (2-2), TIU (3-4)
Location: Dearborn, Mich. - Early Bird Challenge at University of Michigan-Dearborn
The Williams Baptist College Lady Eagles traveled to Dearborn, Mich., to compete in the "Early Bird Challenge" for the first time in school history. The squad played three teams they had never competed against and one team (Trinity International) they have previously met one time. The Lady Eagles were swept in all four matches.
"We are encouraged by how resilient and supportive this group of girls are.They improved every single game, a pattern we plan to carry on throughout the season," said Head Coach Emily Stober.
WBC's first opponent after the long trip was against Judson University. In the first meeting in school history, Judson swept the match, winning 25-12, 25-11, and 25-20.
Shelby Wallace (SR/Jonesboro, Ark. ) and Audra Nailling (JR/Paragould, Ark. ) led the offense with five kills a piece, while Alyssa Leatherman (JR/Walnut Ridge, Ark.) contributed with four. Leatherman also picked up WBC's lone ace in the match. Rachel Pirtle (SR/El Paso, Texas) led the team with two block shots in the contest.
For the team, WBC ended the match with 16 kills, compared to 28 for Judson. Judson also beat the Lady Eagles in hitting percentage, as they finished with 15.8 compared to -7.2 hitting percentage for Williams. WBC did hold a slight edge in total attacks 97-to-95.
Next up, the Lady Eagles played against Spring Arbor University. Despite scoring their tournament high of 23 points in the third set, WBC was swept 25-19, 25-13, 25-23 in the match to drop to 0-2.
Defensively, Moore led the squad off the bench with 18 digs, while Alyssa Leatherman collected 17, and Winfrey added 10.
Spring Arbor finished the contest with a 23.5 hitting percentage, while WBC managed -7.3. Williams had 15 kills in the contest, while SAU finished with 38.
Indiana U-South Bend:
Williams opened play on Saturday against the Titans from Indiana University-South Bend. IU-SB came out with the sweep, winning 25-18, 25-10, and 25-16.
Once again, Makenzie Moore led Williams in digs with 13.
WBC finished the match with 23 kills, but IU-SB's attacked contributed with 44. Williams did have a positive hitting percentage with seven percent, while the Titans had a 36.4 hitting percentage.
WBC was looking to get a win from the weekend in its final match of the tournament, but Trinity International University swept the Lady Eagles: 25-21, 25-14, 25-19.
Three athletes had over five kills for WBC. Audra Nailling led the way with eight, while Rachel Pirtle and Shelby Wallace finished with six a piece. Kayla Winfrey finished the match with 14 assists, followed by Molly Mingo (FR/Wynne, Ark.) with nine.
Defensively, Makenzie Moore led the team with 13 digs.
WBC will host a tri-match on Tuesday, August 29, against John Brown University and Southern Arkansas University. The first game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
You can keep up with all Eagles athletics at www.wbceagles.com.