HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology advanced to the
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament
semifinals with a 26-24, 25-19, 26-24 victory over Bluffton
University on Tuesday night at Hulbert Arena.
With the win, Rose-Hulman advances to the semifinal round at the
College of Mount St. Joseph on Saturday. The Fightin'
Engineers face No. 2 seeded Transylvania at 5 p.m. on Saturday, and
the championship match for the winner will take place at 1 p.m. on
Sunday at Mount St. Joseph.
Junior Casey Levitt (Thousand Oaks,
Calif./Westlake) led the Engineer offense with 11 kills
and just one error in 24 attacks. Senior Anna Lewer
(Indianapolis/Lutheran) added 11 kills with just three
Freshman Sarah Jensen (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley
Northwest) paced Rose-Hulman with 20 assists, with junior
Kira Boswell (Ames, Iowa) adding 12. Junior
Kate Dangel (Upper Arlington, Ohio) pitched in
with a team-high 14 digs.
Lewer had a team-high three service aces, and junior
Catherine Fiutem (Harrison, Ohio/Oldenburg
Academy) teamed up with Lewer to lead the squad with three
Rose-Hulman improved to 21-8 on the season, while Bluffton
finished the campaign at 17-14.