TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Bluffton University rallied from a 2-1
deficit and won the fourth and fifth sets to top Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference volleyball battle on Saturday afternoon.
Bluffton won the first set 25-23, before Rose-Hulman claimed
25-22 and 25-19 victories. The Beavers rallied to win the
fourth set 25-19, then won the final two points of the match to
claim a 15-13 victory in the deciding set.
Junior Anna Lewer (Indianapolis,
Ind./Lutheran) led the Engineers with 16 kills and 17
digs. Sophomore Casey Levitt (Thousand Oaks,
Calif./Westlake) added 13 kills with 13 digs. Levitt
also led the team with five aces.
Senior Leah Pelzel (Loveland, Ohio/Mount Notre
Dame) recorded 29 assists on the day and added 15
digs. Sophomore Kira Boswell (Ames, Iowa)
chipped in with 14. Both contributed three aces on the
Sophomore Kate Dangel (Upper Arlington, Ohio)
tied Lewer for the team lead with 17 digs. Senior
Morgan Williams (Fenton, Mich./Powers Catholic)
added four blocks to the defensive effort.
Bluffton improved to 17-9 overall and 5-2 in HCAC play, while
Rose-Hulman dropped to 18-8 and 5-2 in league matches. The
Fightin' Engineers travel to Earlham College on Wednesday