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November 4, 2003
Micah McDaniel
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Biola 3
Azusa Pacific 0

LA MIRADA, Calif. -- The NAIA’s No. 9-ranked Biola flexed its nationally-ranked muscle and put together perhaps its finest effort of the season in a 3-game sweep of Azusa Pacific, 30-16, 30-28, 30-17 Tuesday night in La Mirada.

The win gives Biola a season-series sweep of the Cougars for the first time since 1999. It is also the first time the Eagles swept the season-series with consecutive 3-game sweeps since 1997.

The Eagles’ balanced attack proved to be too much tonight as 3 Eagles reached double-figures in kills. As a team, Biola hit an impressive .287, while registering 54 kills. The Cougars suffered through 21 attack errors to hit just .109, getting 36 kills.

Biola exploded out of the gate to easily take the first game, 30-16. The Cougars took an early lead in the second game before the Eagles regained control and held on for the win. It was all Eagles in the final game, which was near repeat of the opener.

Jenna Sagehorn led the Cougars with 11 killls and 10 digs. Christy D’Jernes and Jenny Brickner both had 7 kills. Joelle Sagehorn led the Cougars with 14 digs. D’Jernes also had 1 ace, which moved her into a first-place tie on the Cougars’ career aces list with 155. Her next service ace will make her Azusa Pacific’s all-time leader.

With their slim playoff hope still alive, Azusa Pacific is now 15-12 overall, 7-9 GSAC. Biola improves to 26-5, 13-4.