TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
volleyball team opened the season with a 17-25, 25-19, 27-25, 25-23
victory over IU-Southeast in the first event of the 2011 season on
Senior Karah Hickman (Hobart) and junior
Anna Lewer (Indianapolis/Lutheran) led the
Engineers with 11 kills each. Senior Morgan Williams
(Fenton, Mich./Powers Catholic) joined sophomore
Casey Levitt (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake) with
Senior Leah Pelzel (Loveland, Ohio/Mount Notre
Dame) paced the squad with 30 assists. Sophomore
Kira Boswell (Ames, Iowa) pitched in with 16
Lewer recorded 21 digs and three service aces, with Pelzel also
contributing 21 digs. Sophomore Kate Dangel (Upper
Arlington, Ohio) pitched in with 20 digs.
Williams added a team-high six blocks, including three solo
efforts, to the defensive effort. Hickman and junior
Erika McGuire (Indianapolis/Warren Central)
tallied two solo and three block assists each.
Rose-Hulman improved to 1-0 on the season, while IU-Southeast
dropped to 5-6. The Fightin' Engineers travel to the
Washington University Invitational in St. Louis this weekend.