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Eagles Soar Past Regents

Della Crain
Della Crain

LISLE, Ill. - The Rockford University women's volleyball team (6-19, 0-10 NACC) fell in straight sets on the road Friday evening to the Benedictine University Eagles (16-7, 6-4 NACC). The Regents hung tough with the Eagles for much of the evening but ultimately came up short, falling 25-18, 25-14 and 25-16. 

  • The Regents played very well throughout the opening set of the match. 
  • Rockford and Benedictine split the first eight points, with Rockford being led by a kill from Della Crain.
  • The Eagles would then go on a bit of a run, pushing their lead to as many as six points at 16-10. 
  • However, Rockford answered right back with a 7-2 run of its own, to cut the Eagle lead back down to a single point. The RU offensive attack was led by a trio of kills from Della Crain and one kill each from Brooke Mirshak and Mackenzie Blizniak
  • Unfortunately, the Eagles closed the set by scoring seven of the final eight points for the 25-18 win.
  • The second set was dominated by Benedictine from start to finish. 
  • The Eagles opened on a 16-3 run en route to taking the second set 25-14.
  • Rockford played much better in the third and final set, but ultimately came up short at the end. 
  • The Regents and Eagles traded points in the opening moments, with Benedictine clinging to a 5-4 lead. Della Crain again led the Regents with a pair of kills during that span. 
  • Benedictine would push its lead up to as many as nine points at 15-6.
  • Rockford answered back with a 5-0 run of its own to pull within four. Jessica Witkowski delivered a pair of services aces during the Regent run. 
  • Unfortunately, the Regents were unable to get any closer, as the Eagles used a 10-5 run to take the third set 25-16 and the match 3-0.

  • Della Crain finished with a match-high 11 kills and 1 dig. 
  • Brooke Mirshak tied for the match-high with 12 digs, 2 kills and 1 ace. 
  • Alicia Puente led Rockford with a team-high 3 block assists. 

The RU women's volleyball team concludes the home portion of its schedule on Saturday, October 26 against Marian University. The match has a scheduled start time of noon in the Seaver Center.