Sep 20, 2019

Bruins Snap Skid with 3-1 Win Over Austin

A Winning Tradition

 
  • 2 NCCAA National Championships (1984, 1987)
  • 1 NAIA National Tournament (1998)
  • 1 Women's Conference of Independent Colleges Championship (1982)
  • 1 Northwest Conference Championship (1998)
  • 2 NCCAA National Coaches of the Year
  • 2 NAIA District Coaches of the Year
  • 2 Northwest Conference Player of the Year
  • 1 Northwest Conference Coach of the Year
  • 13 All-Americans 
  • 5 Academic All-Americans
  • 47 All-NWC Athletes

By: Joshua Nutter

PORTLAND, Ore. --- The George Fox women's volleyball team broke a six-game skid with a four-set victory over Austin College of Texas on Friday night at the Pamplin Sports Center. The Bruins railed off three straight-set wins after dropping the opener, earning the win with a balanced attack of kills coming from all over the floor.

Recap:

The Roos led throughout and took the first set 25-22. Laney Search and Paige O'Rear each registered three kills in the opening frame. In the second set, Ashtyn Butler recorded five kills to propel the Bruins to a 25-22 win.

Butler added another four kills in the third set giving George Fox a 2-1 advantage heading into what would be the final frame.

In the fourth set, the Bruins attacked from various spots on the floor to get out to a quick 6-1 lead and never let up. The Bruins would take the set 25-22 as Bailey LeBreton delivered the decisive kill to earn the win.

Top Performers:

Butler led the way for the Bruins on offense with 11 total kills while Liv Alexander had 10 kills in the match to keep the Roos on their toes and push Fox's offense. Defensively, Aryah Zeller provided three of the team's 10 total blocks.

What it means:

The Bruins snapped a six-game losing streak to tough competition after a pair of season-opening tournaments to improve their record to 3-6 on the year

What's Comes Next:

George Fox is set to return home for the first conference match of the season against the Boxers of Pacific (Ore.) on Friday, September 20. First serve is set for 7 p.m. in the Wheeler Sports Center.