Volleyball slump continues

The John Brown Volleyball team sits at 1-5 in conference after two tough conference losses last week. With the second worst conference record in the Sooner Athletic Conference, the Lady Eagles have over a week to prepare for Oklahoma Baptist on Oct. 19.

OBU is currently at the top of the conference with a 6-0 record in the SAC. When JBU faced the Bison earlier this season OBU swept the match 3-0.

Statistics show the Lady Eagles performed much better this weekend against Oklahoma City than in their match earlier this season against OBU.

Against OCU the Lady Eagles had a total of 58 kills and 20 attack errors while against OBU the Lady Eagles commited 25 attack errors and only 29 kills.

Considering the five sets the Lady Eagles played against OCU and the three played against the Bison, the difference in the number of attack errors is rather large.

JBU still did not appear to be in top form on Saturday though. Freshman Audrey Dearien, who is currently leading the Lady Eagles in kills, was only able to put up nine, though teammate senior Erin Didier had 17, followed by junior Erin McIlroy with 10 kills.

Didier and sophomore Libero Becca Young both had 17 digs, more than anyone else on the court. As a team OCU had 81 digs to JBU’s 70. While this is not a very large difference, without Didier and Young’s efforts the change would be drastic.

Only one of the Star’s players left the court without a single dig. Four JBU players did not have a defensive contribution.

The Lady Eagles excelled at the net with seven total team blocks, three block sets and eight block assists. OCU only had three total team blocks, six block assists and zero block sets.

The Lady Eagles will take on Oklahoma Baptist on Oct. 19 after fall break.