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Bruin Blitz week of 9/30-10/6

Volleyball (8-12, 1-3 OVC):

10/1 @ Tennessee State:

After falling behind two sets at halftime, Belmont forced the match against the Tigers into a fifth set after winning set three 25-20 and set four 25-22.

In the fifth set, Belmont rallied behind a Jessica Vestal kill 12-8 but a Tennessee State timeout would give the Tigers the focus they needed to regain the lead and the match as a whole. With the win, TSU earned their first conference victory while Belmont fell to 1-2 in OVC play.

10/5 @ SIU Edwardsville:

In game two of a four-game road stint, Belmont fell to the SIUE Cougars in four sets 25-18, 20-25, 25-23, 25-22.

The Cougars, now an even 2-2 in conference play, outperformed the Bruins defensively, notching 11 blocks, 90 digs and six service aces compared to Belmont’s six blocks, 82 digs and three aces.

Men’s Soccer (4-3-2):

10/2 @ Longwood:

In their only match of the week, the men’s soccer team reached a  1-1 draw on the road at Longwood. Last season, the two teams also had a 2-2 draw.

After a scoreless first half, Belmont was the first to score five minutes into the second half thanks to an Alfred Edmonds goal assisted by Raphael Colmanette.

Longwood answered in the 81st minute, sending the match into overtime where neither team was able to capitalize on scoring opportunities.

Freshman goalie Grayson Rector recorded three saves on the evening.

Women’s Soccer (3-6-2, 1-2-1 OVC):

10/4 v. Murray State:

The women’s soccer team became the first Belmont squad to obtain a victory in a 3-2 come from behind win against OVC opponent Murray State, earning their first conference win for the season.

In the 12th minute, junior Meredith Martin scored first for the Bruins, assisted by Cassie Blase to take the lead 1-0. Murray State would not tie the match until the 40th minute.

Murray State scored again in the 75th minute, taking a 2-1 lead, but Belmont had other plans as junior Alison Alcott scored two consecutive goals, the latter being in the final minute of regulation.

10/6 v. Austin Peay:

Alison Alcott continued her offensive momentum from the Murray State game, scoring for the Bruins six minutes into the match. It would not be enough to topple the Governors, who scored three unanswered goals to defeat Belmont.

Goalie Nicole Berner tallied four saves for the Bruins.

Cross Country:

10/4 Notre Dame Invitational:

The women’s team placed sixth in the Gold Division, while the men’s team finished 26th in the Blue Division.

Hannah Wittman, Molly Foster and Maggie Harahan placed in the top-35 for the Bruins.

Cross Country will return to action on October 18th at the Crimson Classic in Tuscaloosa, Ala.




Ben Simpson placed second in the Murray State Invitational after shooting rounds of 72, 64 and 74, helping the Bruins place sixth overall in the tournament.



The Women’s golf team defeated rival Lipscomb in a round of 18 by three strokes 310-313, led by senior Shay Sullivan who shot a 76.

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