Siloam Springs, Ark (September 16, 2003) - With 3 straight game wins, the Golden Eagles swept Bacone College 3-0 in a volleyball match on Tuesday evening in Siloam Springs. Despite 6 service faults in game one, JBU outscored the visitors 30-23 before taking game two 30-18 and finishing off the Lady Warriors 30-21 in game three.
Leading the way for JBU on the offensive attack was Elisa Evans with 9 kills, Jairin Schrader 4 service aces, and Rachel Melby with 27 assists. Melby and Christine Wells with 9 digs each and Evans with 5 blocks led the defensive effort.
Following the match, Coach Robyn Gordon said, “it is good to be back after the long road trip last weekend. It is hard to play a team like this and get a game rhythm and momentum going. We were able to play everyone which made the win a gratifying experience.”
JBU moves to 11-4 on the season and will travel to Russellville tomorrow night for a match with Arkansas Tech University. Then on the weekend, the Golden Eagles travel to Lubbock, Texas to take on Houston Baptist University, the number 1 team in NAIA Region VI and ranked number 9 nationally, and Lubbock Christian University, a perennial power in the Sooner Athletic Conference and ranked 17th nationally.