Sofia Peterson and the Musketeers enter the match against Butler at 3-1 in the BIG EAST, having already defeated the Bulldogs once this season.
Oct. 10, 2013
CINCINNATI - For the second time this season, Xavier and Butler will meet in BIG EAST volleyball action. The match will be held at Cintas Center on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.
Xavier (10-7, 3-1 BIG EAST) won the first meeting in Indianapolis two weeks ago in four sets (25-23, 21-25, 25-20, 26-24). Abbey Bessler posted a double-double of 20 kills and 12 digs to lead the Musketeers to the win. Bessler's efforts earned her BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors.
Since then, Butler (16-3, 3-1 BIG EAST) has won three-straight matches, including an impressive four-set victory over then No. 22 Creighton. The Bulldogs have worked their way into the AVCA poll and are receiving votes.
XU went 2-1 in the conference last weekend, defeating Seton Hall and St. John's and falling to No. 22 Creighton. Both Bessler and Aubree Smith had stellar weeks and were given honorable mention recognition by the BIG EAST in the weekly awards.