RICHMOND, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology moved
within one win of earning a share of the Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference volleyball regular season championship with a
25-15, 25-12, 25-11 win at Earlham College on Wednesday night.
The victory, combined with a loss by Transylvania to Mount St.
Joseph on Wednesday night, vaults Rose-Hulman to 6-2 on the
conference season and within one-half game of first place in the
Hanover and Mount St. Joseph have completed the regular season
at 7-2 in league play and will earn a share of the conference
championship. Rose-Hulman would join them at 7-2 in
league play with a victory over Defiance on Saturday at Hulbert
Bluffton and Transylvania are each 6-2 in league play and could
help form a historic five-way tie for first place in the conference
standings with wins on Saturday.
Junior Anna Lewer (Indianapolis/Lutheran) paced
the Rose-Hulman performance with 11 kills. Senior
Morgan Williams (Fenton, Mich./Powers Catholic)
and sophomore Casey Levitt (Thousand Oaks,
Calif./Westlake) added eight kills each, with Williams
pitching in with three solo blocks.
Senior Leah Pelzel (Loveland, Ohio/Mount Notre
Dame) recorded team-high totals of 21 assists, 15 digs and
five service aces. Senior Karah Hickman
(Hobart) added six kills in nine attacks with two solo
Rose-Hulman improved to 19-8 overall and 6-2 in HCAC play, while
Earlham finished the season at 3-24 and 0-9 in conference