HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology swept IU-Kokomo
and Aurora in a memorable volleyball senior day at Hulbert
The Fightin' Engineers improved to 20-8 on the season with two
wins on Saturday. Rose-Hulman defeated IU-Kokomo 25-22,
25-12, 21-25, 25-12 and topped Aurora 25-13, 25-10, 31-29 to secure
the second 20-win season in program history.
Rose-Hulman also celebrated senior day for team members
Anna Lewer (Indianapolis/Lutheran) and
Erika McGuire (Indianapolis/Warren Central).
McGuire was presented with the NCAA Division III Sportsmanship
Award from the NCAA National Office prior to the match, and Lewer
was presented with a volleyball signifying her status as the first
player in school history with 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.
Against IU-Kokomo, Lewer led the Engineer offense with 15 kills
and 24 digs. Junior Casey Levitt (Thousand Oaks,
Calif./Westlake) added 11 kills, with freshman
Sarah Jensen (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley
Northwest) contributing 10 kills.
Jensen had a team-high 27 assists, with junior Kira
Boswell (Ames, Iowa) adding 21 assists. Levitt
contributed 17 digs to the effort.
The blocking performance also played a role in the match one
victory. Freshman Claire Raycraft (Decatur, Ill./St.
Teresa) had six block assists, with Levitt and
junior Catherine Fiutem (Harrison, Ohio/Oldenburg
Academy) adding five each. Lewer had one solo block
and three assists.
Against Aurora, Lewer smashed 15 kills and Levitt contributed 14
for the Fightin' Engineer offense. Jensen recorded 25
assists, while Boswell added 12.
Lewer led the way with four service aces, and Dangel joined
Levitt with a match-high 11 digs. Fiutem paced the blocking
effort with one solo block and five assists.
Rose-Hulman stands 20-8 on the season and hosts Bluffton
University in round one of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference Tournament on Tuesday at 7:30.