Volleyball team swept by Bluejays in Omaha

Members of the volleyball team cheer each other on before the game. Photo by Jimmy Lafakis.

JIMMY LAFAKIS | STAFF REPORTER | jlafakis@butler.edu

The Butler University volleyball team’s record dropped to 16-13 (5-8 Big East) on Nov. 4 as No. 25 Creighton University Bluejays swept the Bulldogs 25-12, 25-14, 25-17.

Sophomore libero Taylor Takeda contributed a team-high 12 digs.

Head coach Sharon Clark said she was pleased with Takeda’s performance.

“Taylor was great defensively for us tonight,” she said. “It was great that she averaged four digs per set and passed well for us.”

Sophomore outside hitter Anna Logan and sophomore middle blocker Bri Lilly combined for 13 kills. Logan said she appreciated the Bulldogs’ camaraderie in tough times.

“We stuck together,” Logan said. “Things were not going so hot, but we did not give up on each other.”

Junior setter Makayla Ferguson added a team-high 11 assists and contributed eight digs. Ferguson also said she took pride in Butler’s persistence.

“We kept our heads up even when things did not go our way,” Ferguson said. “We did not give up throughout the match.”

Redshirt junior outside hitter Jessica Klingensmith, who led the Bulldogs with two blocks, said the Bulldogs will stay focused on the future.

“We are always working to play our best,” Klingensmith said. “We will learn from this match and put it behind us.”

The Bulldogs will fly east to face the Providence College Friars on Sunday. The match will begin at 1 p.m.