Women's Volleyball: Blue Jays Host Blackburn College Preview

Women's Volleyball: Blue Jays Host Blackburn College Preview

Fulton, Mo. - The Westminster College Blue Jay women's volleyball team returns home to kick off the home portion of their 2020-21 season!  Head Coach Natalia Koryzna and her team will take the floor after opening the season this past Wednesday in St. Louis, Mo. with a 3-1 win over Fontbonne University. Saturday's home opener comes against SLIAC opponent Blackburn College.

The Details:

When:             February 13th, 2021

Where:            Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.   

Venue:            Historic Gym

Time:               1:00 p.m.

Affiliations:     Westminster is a NCAA Division III institution and a member of the 
                        St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC)
                         Blackburn is a NCAA Division III institution and a member of the 
                         St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC)

Live Video:     HERE

Live Stats:      HERE

Westminster College COVID-19 Attendance Policy:  No Fans Will Be Allowed

 Taking a look at the Westminster College Blue Jays (1-0, 1-0 SLIAC):

  • The Blue Jays were picked as one of three favorites to take home the SLIAC title in this year's SLIAC Pre-Season Coaches Poll.
  • Last time out the Blue Jays took down Fontbonne University on the road in four sets.
  • Eryka Wanyonyi led the Blue Jays in kills with 13, followed by Haley Menke with 10 and Payton Bledsoe with 7.
  • Gretchen Durbala had 33 assists and Erica Schrader had 4.
  • Wanyonyi led the team with 3 service aces.
  • Schrader anchored the defense with 20 digs followed by Wanyonyi with 9.
  • Durbala led the Jays with 4 block assists.


Taking a look at the Blackburn College Beavers (1-0, 1-0 SLIAC):

  • Blackburn was picked fifth in the SLIAC Pre-season Coaches Poll.
  • Blackburn comes off of a five set home victory over Fontbonne.
  • The Beavers are led in kills by Lucy Magnussen with 11 and Kaitlyn Wiegand with 10.
  • Autumn Wilson with 21 and Sabrina Kelsey with 17 led Blackburn in assists.
  • The Beavers recorded 13 service aces in their match with Amanda Swedberg and Wilson each getting four.
  • Emilie King led the Blackburn defensive effort with 16 digs followed by Swedberg's 12 and 11 by Sabrina Kelsey
  • Emily Eitzenhefer recorded 3 solo blocks for the Beavers.

SLIAC Standings

Greenville 3-0 3-0
Blackburn 1-0 1-0
Westminster 1-0 1-0
Iowa Wesleyan 1-1 1-1
Webster 0-0 0-0
Spalding 0-1 0-1
Eureka 0-2 0-2
Fontbonne 0-2 0-2

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