Tallest Oak Casts Big Shadow Over Whits

News Release Date:
Saturday, September 6

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- The Whitman College women's volleyball team had no answer for Deborah Bekowiews, a 6-foot-3 middle blocker who slammed 28 kills while hitting .465 to power the Menlo College Oaks to a 3-0 victory (25-16, 25-15, 25-22) Saturday afternoon at the Whitworth Invitational in Spokane, Wash.

Menlo, an NAIA team that finished third last season in the California Pacific Conference, improved its early record to 4-3 while dropping Whitman to 0-4. The Missionaries play their final tournament game at 4 p.m. today against Whitworth.

Alex Graves, a junior outside hitter, led the Whitman charge against Menlo, combining 11 kills with 16 digs. Katie Miller, a first-year Missionary, added nine kills while sophomore libero Kelsie Butts keyed the defense with 17 digs. First-year setter Krystin Norman had 25 assists and eight digs.

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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
509 527-5902; holden@whitman.edu