Volleyball photoHUNTINGTON, Ind. (8/17/19) — The Brescia University volleyball team is off to a 2-0 start in the 2019 season.

The Bearcats notched a pair of wins in the Forester Invite in neighboring Indiana on Friday.

Brescia 3, Tennessee Wesleyan 0: Brescia blanked Tennessee Wesleyan 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-13) for its first win in the Forester Invite on Friday. The Bearcats forced Tennessee Wesleyan into committing 26 hitting errors.

Up front, Shelby Hardison (So., Lewisburg, Ky.) and Melissa Bell (So., Santa Claus, Ind.) led Brescia with four blocks apiece.

Brescia recorded 13 digs. Kailee Moore (Jr., Olmstead, Ky.) delivered six digs and Kristin Logsdon (Jr., Henderson, Ky.) added five digs for the Bearcats.

Hardison led Brescia offensively with 11 kills. She hit .667 on 15 attempts. Bell added seven kills and Hannah Yonts (So., Bowling Green, Ky.) provided four kills.  Brittney Just (So., Louisville, Ky.) totaled 20 assists, playing two of the three sets in the match. The Bearcats added nine serving aces. Natalie Jones (Sr., Owensboro, Ky.) recorded six serving aces for Brescia in the winning effort.

Brescia 3, Huntington 0: Brescia shut out Huntington 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-15) in its final match in the Forester Invite on Friday.

Jones and Bell combined for 22 kills on 45 attempts, hitting .311 for the match. The productive Jones led the team with 12 kills. Finishing strong, Bell added 10 kills for the Bearcats.

Just led the team with 25 assists. Logsdon paced all players with 15 digs. Continuing her dominance at the net, Hardison finished with two solo blocks and two assisted blocks.

Brescia is scheduled to face Cumberlands at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Bearcats are slated to meet Goshen in a finale at 7 p.m.



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