TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology sophomore Brandi Sturgill (Zionville, N.C./Watauga) set
a school record with 60 assists to lead the Engineers past
Transylvania 30-25, 30-28, 28-30, 25-30, 15-12 in a volleyball
Homecoming thriller at Hulbert Arena on Saturday.
Sturgill's 60 assists passed the previous mark of 2005 graduate
Lindsey Kerbel against Centre in 2002. The Engineers smashed
69 total kills in the match to tie for the fifth most in program
Sophomore Sarah Messmer (Cincinnati, Ohio/McNicholas) led the
offensive attack with a career-high 19 kills.
The Engineers placed four players in double figures for kills,
with freshman Kate Sernett (Crystal Lake, Ill./Marian Central
Catholic) and junior Erin Rumley (Portage/ Christian) tallying 15
kills and junior Amanda Fellows (Beavercreek, Ohio) smashing
Other key contributors to Rose-Hulman's attack included
sophomore Mandy Kronmiller (Fort Wayne/Carroll) with 19 digs and
the duo of Sernett and Sturgill with 13 digs each. Messmer
and junior Katie Tharp (Linton) and pitched in with four blocks
Rose-Hulman won its second match of the season and improved to
1-3 in HCAC play, while Transylvania dropped to 0-4 in league
matches. The Engineers travel to Defiance College on Thursday
and Bluffton University on Friday.
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