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SMC Golf: Freshman Bodien leads way in win

Chris Michalski | Friday, September 25, 2009

The Belles (6-5, 2-3 MIAA) notched their second straight 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-22) sweep as they took care of Manchester Thursday.

The match was a non-league game in the middle of a stretch of seven straight MIAA matches.

Freshman Stephanie Bodien led the way for the Belles with 12 kills and a .500 attacking percentage. Junior Andrea Sasgen matched Bodien with 12 kills of her own. Lorna Slupczynski also had double digit kills with 10 and added 15 digs on defense.

Senior setter Liana Rohr got playing time in the first set of the non-league game and notched 14 assists for the Belles.

The Belles seem to be hitting their stride at the right time with back-to-back convincing wins.

Belles coach Toni Kuschel expressed pleasure in the team’s communication, which was a problem early in the season with the young lineup.

“We have had a couple of tough losses but our season has been nothing but successful,” said Kuschel. “Our players are getting better and working hard together every day. That in my book is success.”

The Belles still have 11 more MIAA matches to improve their position in the standings before they enter the tournament.

The Belles can pass Albion (8-5, 2-3) on Saturday as they visit the Britons. The Belles will then take on (6-8, 1-3) struggling Kalamazoo before they return to the non-conference schedule.