BOX SCORES: CARROLL / TEXAS-DALLAS / DEPAUW / WASH. U.
ST. LOUIS, MO. -- The Rose-Hulman volleyball team finished with
a 1-3 record at the Washington University Invitational on Saturday
Rose-Hulman defeated Carroll three sets to one in the first
match on Saturday, winning by a 25-22, 25-21, 19-25, 25-19
The Engineer attack was led by seniors Morgan
Williams (Fenton, Mich./Powers Catholic) and
Karah Hickman (Hobart, Ind.). Williams led
the team with 13 kills while Hickman added 12. Senior
Leah Pelzel (Loveland, Ohio/Mount Notre
Dame) contributed with 24 assists in the
Defensively, junior Anna Lewer (Indianapolis,
Ind./Lutheran) led with 19 digs. Sophomore
Kate Dangel (Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper
Arlington) added 14 with Pelzel chipping
Texas-Dallas held off a strong Rose-Hulman charge to earn a 3-2
win on Saturday. Texas-Dallas won 25-21 and 25-17 in sets one
and two, before Rose-Hulman earned 25-22 and 25-23 wins. The
Engineer effort fell short by a 15-10 mark in set five.
Williams led the team again with 11 kills and also led
the Engineers with three blocks, and Hickman adding nine
kills. Pelzel chipped in with 27 assists in the match and 17
Lewer again led the defense with 19 digs. Dangel chipped
in with 18 while sophomore Casey Levitt (Thousand Oaks,
Calif./Westlake) added 16.
On Sunday, DePauw University topped Rose-Hulman in four sets to
open the day. DePauw earned 25-15 and 25-22 wins, before
Rose-Hulman bounced back for a 25-12 victory in set three.
DePauw captured set four 25-10.
Lewer led the Engineers with nine kills and added nine
digs. Pelzel added 20 assists with junior
Erika McGuire (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren
Central) led the defensive effort with 15
Third-ranked Washington University capped the weekend for
Rose-Hulman at 1-3 with a 25-14, 25-13, 25-12 win. Lewer
again led the team with five kills.
Williams' efforts earned her one of six positions on the event's
all-tournament team. All 14 players earned time and
contributed to the team performance.
The Engineers are now 2-3 on the season and return to
action on Wednesday with a home match against Greenville College at
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