First Crossroads League win for Pilot volleyball team

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After five unsuccessful tries, the Bethel College women's volleyball team has finally notched its first Crossroads League victory. The win came against Huntington University on Saturday, Sept. 15. Nearly three weeks since their last victory, the Pilots came in desperately needing a win. They delivered in a big way with a determined effort against the Foresters. At first, it looked like a familiar storyline for the Pilots – falling behind early. Huntington jumped out to a nine-point lead, but this time there was something different. This time the Pilots were not going to let anything stop them.
Sophomore Aubrey Husak blocks a shot in the heat of the game.
After storming back, the girls fought their way to a 25-21 victory in the first set. This seemed to give them new-found energy as they dominated the second set 25-13. The team was poised to close out their first Crossroads League victory. But it wasn’t going to be easy. Huntington jumped out to an early lead once again and the match seemed destined for a fourth set. But once again the Pilots would not be denied as they won a gritty final set 25-22. “It felt good to get another win,” said junior setter Morgan Fox, “I think we forgot what it felt like to win so I think it was a good confidence booster.” Coach Kevin Ulmer echoed the enthusiasm over the victory, but he wants his team to get in the habit of finishing games. "Overall, the team responded to adversity and got their first League win." said Ulmer in an interview with bethelcollegepilots.com. "I am happy for the team, but we need to be more disciplined and start to play complete matches." The Pilots are now 1-5 in league play and 6-9 overall. They will look to carry their momentum into their next match at home against the University of Saint Francis on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 pm.
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