Volleyball: Butler sweeps weekend matches

JOHN YELEY| STAFF REPORTER

The Butler volleyball team enjoyed an undefeated weekend on the road, improving to 21-6 overall (8-4 Big East) and continuing its dominant play in the Big East.

The Bulldogs first traveled to Pennsylvania Saturday, successfully sweeping Villanova (25-7, 25-18, 25-17) thanks to the sharp play by Butler’s middle-blockers.

Senior Maggie Harbison recorded 10 kills in the match and was backed by juniors Erica Stahl and Belle Obert, who contributed eight and nine kills, respectively.

Attack errors plagued the Wildcats (12-14, 4-9) throughout, as they were unable to answer the Bulldogs’ consistent gameplay on both offense and defense.

Less than 24 hours later, Butler faced off against the Georgetown Hoyas in Washington, D.C.

The Bulldogs left the  nation’s capital with a perfect record, as they swept the Hoyas in three sets (25-16, 25-20, 25-16).

Obert improved upon her previous night’s performance, tying fellow junior middle-blocker Stephanie Kranda with 10 kills to shut down Georgetown’s defensive effort.

Butler won’t wait long for the chance to punctuate the victory, as they host the Hoyas this time around on Friday. The rematch is slated for 7 p.m. at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

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