Rose-Hulman Tops Principia, Falls to Transy


weber-killTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology fell to Transylvania University in four sets and topped Principia College in four sets at the Engineer Volleyball Tri-Match on Saturday.

Transylvania claimed a 25-23, 25-12, 20-25, 25-21 win in the opener in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action.

Rose-Hulman bounced back to win the nightcap 25-14, 22-25, 25-10, 28-26 and stands 12-7 on the season.

Against Transylvania, junior Catherine Fiutem (Harrison, Ohio/Oldenburg Academy) led the offensive effort with nine kills and had four block assists.

Freshman Sarah Jensen (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest), freshman Anna Weber (Schererville/Lake Central) and senior Anna Lewer (Indianapolis/Lutheran) had seven kills each.

Junior Kira Boswell (Ames, Iowa) led the squad with 16 assists and Jensen added 13. Lewer paced the team with 17 digs and had three block assists.  Freshman Claire Raycraft (Decatur, Ill./St. Teresa) led the team with five block assists.

Against Principia, Lewer matched her career high and the most kills in a match since 2007 with 22.  Fiutem also reached double figures with 11 kills.

Boswell recorded 27 assists, with Jensen contributing 17.  Four players reached double figures in digs, including Jensen (17), Lewer (14), Boswell (10) and junior Kate Dangel (Upper Arlington, Ohio) (10).  Fiutem recorded five total blocks and Raycraft had four for the Engineers.

Rose-Hulman stands 12-7 overall and 1-1 in HCAC play.  The Fightin' Engineers travel to Hanover College next Saturday.