CINCINNATI, OHIO -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology batted to force a fifth set before narrowly falling to
Transylvania University 24-26, 25-17, 25-18, 20-25, 15-9 in
the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Semifinal
Match on Saturday at Mount St. Joseph.
Freshman Sarah Jensen (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley
Northwest) led Rose-Hulman with 14 kills and also had 15
assists. For her efforts, Jensen was later named to the HCAC
Senior Anna Lewer (Indianapolis/Lutheran)
smashed 11 kills with 15 digs to complete one of the most decorated
careers in Fightin' Engineer volleyball history. Lewer
finished third in school history with 1,263 kills, sixth with
1,504 digs and ninth with 202 blocks as a Fightin' Engineer.
Junior Casey Levitt (Thousand Oaks,
Calif./Westlake) added nine kills, and junior Kira
Boswell (Ames, Iowa) paced the team with 24 assists.
Junior Kate Dangel (Upper Arlington, Ohio) led the
team with 19 digs, followed by Lewer (15), Levitt (12) and Boswell
(10) in double figures. Freshman Claire Raycraft
(Decatur, Ill./St. Teresa) joined freshman Anna
Weber (Schererville/Lake Central) with five block
Rose-Hulman finished 21-9 on the season for the team's second
consecutive season of 20 or more wins and single digit
losses. Transylvania improved to 22-13 and will face the
College of Mount St. Joseph in the HCAC Tournament title match on
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