The Bison Sweep the Grove City Tri-Match

The Bison Sweep the Grove City Tri-Match

GROVE CITY, Pa. ( - In it's second President's Athletic Conference tri-match of the season, the Bethany College volleyball team went 2-0 as it swept Grove City College, 3-0, before taking Geneva College in five, 3-2, Saturday, Sept. 22. The Bison now move to 9-5 on the season and 4-1 in PAC play.


  • Match 1: Bethany 3, Grove City 0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-18) | Box Score

  • Match 2, Bethany 3, Geneva 2 (18-25, 25-16, 22-25, 15-6) | Box Score


  • The Bison was firing on all ends as seven players tallied a kill, with junior Katie Sparks (Macedonia, Ohio/Trinity) pacing the squad with 16 for a hitting percentage of .438.

  • In the first set, Bethany hit at a blistering .371 clip compared to Grove City's .293 percentage. The two squads kept relatively close at 9-9, before the Bison took off for a 20-13 lead over the Wolverines. Grove City would be able to tally five more points, but was not enough to overcome the Green and White.

  • Bethany continued to dominate in the second and third sets, hitting at a .250 and a .282, respectively.


  • After dropping the first set to Geneva, 25-18, the Bison stormed back to claim the second set, 25-16. The Golden Tornadoes took the third set, 25-22, after out-hitting Bethany, .129 to .000. The Green and White responded by winning the fourth and fifth set, 25-19 and 15-6, respectively, to win the game.

  • The Bison tallied 55 kills compared to Geneva's 51, as Sparks tied her season-best with 23 kills. The Macedonia, Ohio native recorded her fourth double-double of the season as she tallied 16 digs.


Bethany continues it's month-long road leg as it travels to Steubenville, Ohio to take on Franciscan University, Monday night, Sept. 24. First serve is slated for 7 p.m.