Butler rides win streak into final regular season matches

The Butler volleyball team stretched its winning streak to five matches after last weekend’s contests.

The Bulldogs (23-6, 10-4) swept Georgetown in three games at Hinkle Fieldhouse Friday in their second straight match against the Hoyas (10-18, 4-11).

Butler narrowly won the first game 25-23, before winning the second and third games 25-17 and 25-14, respectively.

Junior Belle Obert led the team with 16 kills in the match, while recording five digs, three blocks and three assists.

Senior Morgan Peterson led the Bulldogs with 33 assists and 14 digs in the match. Senior Maggie Harbison tallied a match-high seven blocks in the victory.

Butler defeated Villanova in three straight games Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse in the team’s final home game of the season.

The Bulldogs won the first two games with scores of 25-20 before holding off the Wildcats (12-16, 4-11) to win the third game 26-24.

Junior Stephanie Kranda recorded a team-high 11 kills to lead Butler with 12 points. Junior Brooke Ruffolo tallied 12 digs and four assists in the win.

Butler finishes its regular season with two matches at DePaul and Marquette on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

The Bulldogs lost to first-place Marquette 3-1 in a Nov. 1 match at Hinkle Fieldhouse before a 3-0 win against DePaul the following day.

Butler has not lost a game since that Nov. 1 match against the Golden Eagles, winning all five matches since then with 3-0 sweeps.

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