Inferno Unable to Mount Comeback Against Benedictine

Inferno Unable to Mount Comeback Against Benedictine

LISLE, ILL-The Alverno College volleyball team fought hard against Benedictine University but fell by a final score of 3-1.

After collecting the first two sets in the Eagles favor, Alverno retaliated and came out in the third set with a 4-0 run led by Cailey Jeske with two service aces. Another 4-0 run expanded the Inferno lead to 12-9 off a kill from Jessica Wewers. After an Eagles timeout, Alverno extended the lead to 24-20 off a kill from Arianna Rehberg. The Inferno were able to fend off a late Eagles push to take the set 25-23.

With the fourth set underway, the Eagles jumped out to a quick 9-5 advantage. Alverno chipped away at the Benedictine lead to tie the set at 21. However, a final 5-0 for Benedictine closed out the set for the Eagles 25-21. 

Senior Jessica Wewers finished the match with eight kills off 23 attacks. Four Inferno players recorded six kills while Atiya Mansfield collected 11 digs. 

Alverno College stays in Illinois as they travel to Aurora University Saturday, Oct. 7 with a match start time set for 12 p.m.