DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Adrian College volleyball team battled through a tough day on Saturday as they were swept in a tri-match against Bethany College 3-2 (29-27, 25-14, 16-25, 21-25, 15-17) and Defiance College 3-0 (17-25, 20-25, 16-25). The Bulldogs are now 9-14 on the season and remain 3-8 in the MIAA.
In the first match, the Bulldogs jumped out early winning the first two sets, but could not hold on to the lead and the Bison's battled back to win the next three. In the second match of the day, the Yellow Jackets took an early lead in game one and never looked back in their sweep of Adrian.
Rebecca Tincknell, a senior, had a solid game against Bethany laying down a team-high 14 kills to go along with six against Defiance. Freshman Danielle Bogedin had a solid day as she had a combined 18 kills. Sophomore Stephanie Holloman smashed 13 kills on the day. Fellow sophomore Kelly MacDonald had 10 kills in the two games. Freshman Ashley VanHouten led the Bulldogs with four blocks.
Leading the charge on the defensive side of the ball was senior libero Jamie Taylor who had 32 digs, including a match-high 12 against Defiance. Getting in on the action was junior Roxanne Duran who had 23 digs to go along with nine kills.
Adrian will return to action on Friday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. as they host MIAA opponent Trine University.