April 25, 2013

Volleyball Spring Round-Up

The Butler volleyball team completed its spring exhibition season undefeated. The Bulldogs only dropped two sets, defeating six teams across the Midwest.

The spring season opened with a 3-0 win over Ball State on March 21, with redshirt freshman Natalie Wichern being cited as a standout. A week later, the Bulldogs used to strong blocking to defeat IUPUI 3-1. Veteran players in the front row - Maggie Harbison, Claire Randich and Erica Stahl - stood out. BU also defeated IUPUI 3-2 during the regular season.

On April 13, head coach Sharon Clark took her squad to Cincinnati to play five sets. Behind a strong outing from Belle Obert, BU won all five sets against the Bearcats.

The spring slate concluded on April 20 at Northern Kentucky. Butler defeated Eastern Kentucky, Northern Kentucky and Miami (Ohio). Butler swept both EKU and NKU and dropped just one set to Miami.  

Butler returns nearly its entire roster from a team that finished 17-12 last season. The Bulldogs will play their first season in the Big East Conference in 2013.