BLUFFTON — The Bluffton University Lady Beavers volleyball crew is excited to be back in the gym for another season after an exciting ending in 2013.
With a 4-5 record in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, Bluffton entered the conference tournament as the 6th seed with an overall record of 13-18. The young players put it together for the next several matches and made history as the first 6-seed to come out of the tournament as champions. The victory clinched the automatic qualification bid to the NCAA tournament.
The Beavers bowed out to nationally-ranked Wittenberg in the first round, ending their season with an overall record of 16-19.
When reflecting on last year and looking at the upcoming season, Coach Yarnell said, “We were able to play some quality opponents and grow as a team in 2013. With a large portion of the team returning, we are optimistic and excited about the task and gauntlet that awaits us in the coming months.”
After such an exciting end to the 2013 season, the Beavers were ready to work hard during the off-season. Lifting and working on leadership and team chemistry were mixed in with open gyms following the season. Bluffton travelled to Owens Community College to conclude their spring campaign, competing in a tournament there.