After day one at the NCCAA National Tournament, the Pilots volleyball team sat 1-1 in pool play with two matches remaining. Two wins would guarantee their spot in the semi-finals, but a four set loss to defending NCCAA Champions, McMurry, lessened the Pilots chance of surviving the cut. Nevertheless, the Pilots continued to battle and a 3-0 win over Roberts Wesleyan in the night cap left BC with a 2-2 record at the conclusion of pool play.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that 319 women's volleyball student-athletes have been named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. The Bethel College Pilots placed four on the list.
The Pilots volleyball team opened play on Thursday in the 2013 NCCAA National Tournament. The sixth-seeded Pilots were challenged on day one by facing third-seeded Azusa Pacific at 2pm followed by a duel with second-seeded Lee University. The lower-seeded Pilots were unable to upset Azusa as the Cougars won in a four set match by scores of 20-25, 17-25, 25-17, and 10-25 to fall to 0-1 in pool play, but Bethel then bounced back in the nightcap by earning a hard fought victory over Lee by scores of 28-26, 17-25, 28-16, and 25-21.
With the 3-0 win over Olivet Nazarene University last Friday, the Bethel Pilots volleyball team won the NCCAA North Central Regional Championship and earned an automatic berth to the 2013 NCCAA National Championship Tournament.
|NCCAA National Tournament Semi-Finals|
|NCCAA National Tournament Championship|