The Briar Cliff University volleyball team improved its record to 2-0 on the season with a three-set sweep of York in York, Neb., Aug. 28.
The Panthers kept it close in the opener before BCU won 25-18. The Chargers then turned it on in the final two sets, earning 25-9 and 25-10 wins.
Senior Kally Iedema led the Chargers with 14 kills while freshman Breanna Nogelmeier finished with 11. Iedema also had eight digs and a pair of aces while Nogelmeier registered eight blocks. Junior Rachel Tilley produced a team-high 10 blocks in the win.
“Good, strong volleyball played by everyone tonight. Getting two wins on the road to start the season is very exciting,” said BCU Head Coach Jill Muhe.
The Chargers include Marissa Van Driel, a senior from Hawarden and a West Sioux alumnus.
The Chargers competed at the Bellevue, Neb. tournament on Aug. 31 against Friends and Baker universities.
BCU beat Dakota State
The Briar Cliff University women’s volleyball squad opened the 2012 campaign with a 3-2 win over non-conference opponent Dakota State, Aug. 24 in Madison, S.D.
The Chargers struggled early and allowed the Trojans to jump to a 2-0 lead in sets won 26-24 and 25-18. The Chargers battled back and claimed the last three sets, 25-23, 25-23 and 15-8.
Senior Iedema led BCU’s charge with a team-high 15 kills. Erin Frank was credited with 28 assists while Lindsey Jardine had a match-high 26 digs.
“We made things exciting tonight. But we are very happy to come away with a victory. Winning on the road is never easy and I am very proud of the team for turning the match around and coming away with the victory,” said Muhe.