Bulldog volleyball sweeps Bellarmine for 18th win

Allie Brak hit .380 with 23 kills, while Ali Patterson added eight kills, five blocks and two aces, as the 20th-ranked Truman volleyball team swept Bellarmine 3-0 in Pershing Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Brak - who set a new three-set season-high in the GLVC with her 23 putaways - was nearly unstoppable on the afternoon, as Truman (18-8, 11-2 GLVC) maintained its lead atop the GLVC west division with the Sunday sweep.

After Bellarmine (13-10, 7-6 GLVC) and Truman played a tight first set that saw the Bulldogs recover from a 17-11 deficit to win 27-25, the Bulldogs ran past the Knights in the second and third sets with 25-15 and 25-16 decisions.

For the match, Truman hit .298 as a team and sided-out at a 64% clip, while Bellarmine hit just .149 and could only side-out 47% of the time. Besides Brak and Patterson offensively, Abby Heise and Kayla Bastian added five kills each.

Meghan Zimmerman notched her second double-double in as many days with 34 assists and a team-high 13 digs, while Abby Moser added 12 digs on the back line as well.

Krista Gibson led the Knights with 13 kills, and Jaclyn Ohlmann added 18 digs.

The Bulldogs hit the road for two matches next weekend, visiting Indianapolis and Saint Joseph's (Ind.) on Saturday (Nov. 9) and Sunday (Nov. 10).