Dixie State’s women’s volleyball team closed its current three-match homestand on a sour note as the Trailblazers were swept by Biola on Homecoming on Saturday night in the DSU SAC.
As was the case in Thursday’s comeback win over Fresno Pacific, Dixie State fell into a 0-2 hole as the Eagles (15-6, 9-4 PacWest) claimed the first two sets by scores of 25-22 and 25-21. The Trailblazers looked as if they would mount another comeback in the third set as DSU broke open a back-and-forth third frame with five-straight points to bolt to a commanding 20-15 lead on serve.
However, after a Biola timeout, the Eagles rallied with a 7-2 runs to tie the score at 22-22. Dixie State answered right back with a Kayla Chapman kill to go up a point, but the Eagles went on to score the final three points of the match to complete the sweep.
Chapman led the Trailblazers with 10 kills, while Lauren Gammell and Hannah Doonan finished with seven kills apiece. DSU hit .187 and finished with 31 digs and 12 total team blocks, including five block assists from Gammell.
Dixie State heads to Southern California for its penultimate road trip of the 2017 regular season next weekend. The Trailblazers open the trip at nationally-ranked California Baptist on Friday, Nov. 3, followed by a date at Point Loma on Saturday, Nov. 4.
Steve Johnson is the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Collegiate Licensing at Dixie State University. For more DSU Athletics news, please visit www.dixieathletics.com and follow Dixie State on Twitter at @DixieAthletics.