TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
finished a perfect 4-0 in the Engineer Volleyball Invitational with
a five-set win over DePauw and a three-set win over Eureka on
DePauw led two sets to one after earning a 28-26 win in the
opener and a 25-20 victory in set three. Rose-Hulman knotted
the match twice with a 30-28 win in set two, followed by a
25-21 victory in set four.
DePauw gained a 14-12 advantage in the fourth set, before
Rose-Hulman rallied with the final four points of the match to win
the fifth and deciding set 16-14.
Senior Morgan Williams (Fenton, Mich./Powers
Catholic) led Rose-Hulman with a career-high 19 kills and
added three blocks. Junior Anna Lewer
(Indianapolis/Lutheran) contributed 16 kills and a
career-high 29 digs.
For their efforts this weekend, Lewer and Williams were named to
the six-person Rose-Hulman Invitational All-Tournament Team.
Senior Leah Pelzel (Loveland, Ohio/Mount Notre
Dame) paced the Engineers with 35 assists and had 22
digs. Sophomore Casey Levitt (Thousand Oaks,
Calif./Westlake) pitched in a double-double of 10 kills
and 19 digs.
Senior Karah Hickman (Hobart) led the team with
five total blocks, including two solo efforts. Sophomore
Kate Dangel (Upper Arlington, Ohio) recorded 18
digs, and sophomore Kira Boswell (Ames, Iowa)
reached double figures with 16 assists.
Rose-Hulman then handled Eureka in straight sets in the second
match of the day, winning 25-14, 25-19, 25-15.
Sophomor Catherine Fiutem (Harrison, Ohio/Oldenburg
Academy) led the offense with 11 kills and a .625 hitting
percentage against Eureka. Williams added seven kills and
three blocks, with freshman Briana Harvey (Clinton/South
Vermillion) contributing six kills and three blocks.
Pelzel contributed 19 assists, 10 digs and six kills, with
Dangel also adding six kills. Boswell recorded 10 assists,
and McGuire had a team-high 11 digs.
Rose-Hulman improved to 7-3 on the season and will square off
with DePauw and Illinois Wesleyan at the DePauw University
Invitational on Friday.