The Briar Cliff women’s volleyball team wrapped up the Peru State Bobcat Fall Classic with a pair of sweeps on Saturday to finish the weekend a perfect 3-0.
The Chargers upended Sterling 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 28-26) before defeating the host Bobcats 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-21).
Noel Phillips led the attack for BC with a team-high seven kills in the first match and a game-high 11 against Peru State.
“Our setting was really good and the defense was strong, everything was really just on point,” Phillips said.
Grace Whitlaw was a big factor on the day as she tallied seven kills against Sterling to match Phillips while also recording six solo blocks, one off the program record for a single match set by Kristen Krause in a match against Mount Marty in 1993. Whitlaw had six kills in the second match, tying Grace Hanno for second most for the Chargers.
Briar Cliff used a large number of players in the contests and first year head coach Lindsey Weatherford said she was proud of the way the bench played, particularly what she saw from Elizabeth Koch and Aubury Coleman. Koch had three kills against Peru State and Coleman registered four kills. Casandra Anderson was another key component off the bench with three service aces on the day.
The wins move Briar Cliff to 10-3 on the season, just one shy of last year’s win total. The Chargers take a 1-0 GPAC record into the home opener against Dakota Wesleyan at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Newman Flanagan Center.