JOHN YELEY | STAFF REPORTER
The Butler volleyball team defeated Wright State 3-0 Tuesday night.
Last weekend the Bulldogs took their scorching start to the desert.
The Bulldogs (6-1) left the Arizona Classic tournament successful, despite an ominous opening night in Tucson.
The squad was dealt its first defeat of the year Friday, getting swept by Arizona.
The Bulldogs were unable to record a service ace throughout the evening, dropping sets 25-11, 25-19 and 25-20.
Saturday afternoon would see the team return to its dominant form sweeping Utah Valley 25-11, 25-22, 25-16 in the afternoon before finishing the tourney with a hard-fought victory over Eastern Kentucky.
Butler picked up the first set 25-12 with relative ease against EKU. However, the Colonels slowly closed the gap to a narrow 25-22 in set two, before ending the third at a 23-23 split to force a tiebreaker.
Junior outside hitter Belle Obert recorded a kill off senior Morgan Peterson’s assist for the 24-23 match point, though this was erased by EKU’s Ashley Edmond’s eighth kill of the night.
After another point by Obert, the Bulldogs’ took the set and the match on an attack error by the Colonels.
Peterson and junior middle blocker Erica Stahl were both named to the All-Tournament team for exceptional play.