READING, Pa. – The Gallaudet University women's volleyball team, the defending North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) champions, took a big step Saturday in conference play with two victories against South Division rivals. The Bison (12-5, 4-0 NEAC) defeated College of St. Elizabeth and Lancaster Bible College in straight sets, 3-0, on the campus of Penn St.-Berks.
All of Gallaudet's wins this season have come by shutout. The Bison have not dropped a set in a NEAC match this season. The Bison will go up against Penn St.-Berks and Penn St.-Abington tomorrow (Sunday, October 3) at 10 a.m. and noon, respectively. Last season, Berks handed the Bison their only conference loss a 3-2 thriller at home.
The Bison took down the Eagles from St. Elizabeth by the score of 25-14, 25-11, 25-11. Junior Mari Klassen (White Rock, British Columbia) recorded a match-high 11 kills on 15 attempts and added seven digs. Junior outside hitter Ann Whited (Fishers, Ind.) had eight kills, three digs and one service ace. Freshman setter Sarah Tubert (Burbank, Calif.) passed out 23 assists and had three blocks and three service aces. Fellow freshman Kali Frowick (Norfolk, Neb.) served up six service aces and made 10 digs. Junior Krystal Johnson (North Richland Hills, Texas) provided a spark off the bench with five service aces as the Bison tallied 16 aces against the Eagles (4-10, 2-3).
In the second match of the day, the Bison continued to dominate with a 25-14, 25-6, 25-14 victory over Lancaster Bible (9-6, 4-2). Frowick led the Bison with 10 kills, six digs and one service ace while Whited knocked down nine kills to go with nine digs to just miss a double-double. Tubert passed out 31 assists and made four kills, a team-high four service aces and three blocks (two solos).