Claremont, Calif. - The Franklin College volleyball opened the 2013 season, dropping a pair of 3-0 matches to Pomona-Pitzer College and Chapman University during the Pacific Coast Classic on Friday.
The Grizzlies fell behind the host Pomona-Pitzer by dropping the first two sets 25-11. Franklin dropped the third set 25-14. Freshman Ashley Bazier (Terre Haute, Ind./Terre Haute South) paced the offensive attack with 11 assists in her collegiate debut.
Sophomore Kourtney Settle (Vallonia, Ind./Brownstrown Central) tallied 14 kills in the two matches, including nine kilss against Chapman University. Junior Jordan Finke (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) added five kills in the second match of the day.
Sophomore Jamie Bell (New Albany, Ind./New Albany) led the team with 22 assists against Chapman.
The Grizzlies will return to the court on Saturday, August 31 against the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of the Redlands. Updates and results will be posted on Franklin's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/FranklinCollegeAthletics) and Twitter site (@FCAthletics).