DEFIANCE, OHIO -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology earned a key four-set Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference volleyball victory at Defiance College on Sunday.
Rose-Hulman topped the Yellow Jackets 17-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-12
to secure a top-four finish in the HCAC regular season
standings. The top two seeds will receive a first round bye
in the HCAC Tournament, and the third and fourth seeds will
host first round matches on Oct. 30.
Senior Anna Lewer (Indianapolis/Lutheran) led
the Engineer offense with 17 kills and also had 16 digs.
Junior Casey Levitt (Thousand Oaks,
Calif./Westlake) contributed 13 kills and 10 digs, with
freshman Sarah Jensen (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley
Northwestern) adding 11 kills, 23 assists and nine
Junior Kate Dangel (Upper Arlington, Ohio)
paced the squad with 21 digs, and junior Kira Boswell
(Ames, Iowa) had a team-high 26 assists.
Serving was a key reason for the Rose-Hulman victory. The
Fightin' Engineers tallied 14 total service aces, including nine by
Levitt to rank third in a match in school history.
Rose-Hulman improved to 17-8 overall and 6-2 in HCAC play, while
Defiance stands 16-12 overall and 5-3 in league matches. The
Fightin' Engineers host Earlham in the final HCAC regular season
match of the season on Wednesday at Hulbert Arena.