Swede spikers lose to Eagles

By Steve Sell
October 14, 2014

LINDSBORG — Bethany College’s volleyball team took on future KCAC member Oklahoma Wesleyan Monday night and the Swedes found out the Eagles will be a force to be reckoned with once they join.

Oklahoma Wesleyan was a 25-20, 25-23, 28-26 winner as it is now 18-7 on the year.

Bethany fell to 3-17, but played some of its best volleyball of the year.

“I am extremely proud of our team tonight," Bethany coach Nathalea Stephenson said. “We were more aggressive at the net and had eight blocks on the night. We knew they were going to be big and aggressive at the net, and our middles did a great job matching theirs. I am so proud of the way we fought and did the little things. We serve received better tonight and our hitting was the strongest it has been in a while. Our setters got the ball more outside so we could go down the line and help avoid their big middles.”

Alexa Gerber led the Swedes in kills with 14. Eileen Vlamis and Paloma Johnson notched 11 assists apiece, while Ariel Buhr led in digs with 11.

Bethany, 0-10 in the KCAC, will be out to end that skid on Wednesday when it travels to Ottawa.