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Bethel volleyball opens KCAC season with win at home
The Threshers swept Bethany in their first conference action of the season.
The Threshers won their eighth straight match on Tuesday, beating Bethany in three straight sets behind great performances from all levels of their team, especially their hitters, giving them their first conference win.
“Kylah Carter was incredible,” said head coach Adriana Leake. “She had 10 kills today and hit .409 which is insane. She had the most attempts out of anyone on our team and led us in kills. To have a hitting percentage of .409 is insane for an outside hitter; that’s more like a middle hitter percentage.”
Other stats leaders include junior Mia Roman who led the team in passing with 15 assists. Junior Brooke Russell led the team in digs with 14, playing a large role in the defensive show that the Threshers put on.
NAIA leader in total blocks, freshman Darla Crow, continues to grow her lead, adding eight more blocks to her total in the Threshers’ contest. She currently has 109 total, leading the number two athlete by over 30 blocks. Crow also sits at number two in the NAIA in blocks per set, averaging 1.6.
“I feel like that was the most consistent we’ve played in a long time,” said Leake. “It was a great team effort, and the student section was incredible which made it so fun.”
The Stone Zone showed out to see the Thresher volleyball team open their conference season in their jersey theme on Tuesday.
“What I enjoyed most is looking at the crowd packed to the top, and seeing the excitement and support from our student section,” said Carter. “It's something I truly cherish at home games as we don't see this type of support everywhere for volleyball, let alone women’s sports.”
Not only is the student section full, but the stands are also filled with alumni and fans from the community and they are catching the attention of more and more fans as they continue to stack wins.
“The huge crowds cheering us on really kept the momentum going on our side and we really appreciate all the support from Bethel [fans],” said Russell.
The Bethel volleyball team continues their conference schedule on Saturday against Friends University in Thresher Gym with the first serve set for 1 p.m.