Bulldogs sweep Friars at Hinkle

Redshirt sophomore Whitney Beck sends the ball over the net during the Butler volleyball match against Providence. Photo by Jimmy Lafakis.

JIMMY LAFAKIS | STAFF REPORTER | jlafakis@butler.edu

The Butler volleyball team defeated the Providence Friars in three sets on Sept. 30, 25-18, 25-20, 25-14. Butler moved to 13-6 (2-1 Big East) on the season.

Junior setter Makayla Ferguson handed out 34 assists and finished with 14 digs, sophomore outside hitter Anna Logan added 17 kills and redshirt junior Whitney Beck contributed 12 kills.

“We came out with a lot of energy to get this win tonight,” Beck said. “We have taken the Seton Hall loss as motivation to perform well in the Big East.”

Providence fell to 12-7 (0-3 Big East). Redshirt junior outside hitter Jessica Klingensmith added three blocks. She said that the team’s pregame bonding moments paved the path to victory.

“We sang, we danced and had a lot of fun,” she said. “The dancing allowed us to get loose and we were able to play relaxed.”

Head coach Sharon Clark said she was pleased with her team’s energy. She said the Bulldogs’ persistent efforts helped them secure the win.

“The girls were awesome tonight,” she said. “They went out there, played relaxed and had a ball. That is how it always should be.”

Butler will take on the Creighton Bluejays (9-6, 3-0 Big East) on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Klingensmith said she remains confident for the road ahead.

“This win tonight feels great,” she said. “We are one step closer to achieving our goal of winning the Big East.”