HANOVER, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute
of Technology volleyball team rebounded from losing the first set
to defeat Hanover College 3-1 in the HCAC Semifinal Round on
With the victory, Rose-Hulman advances to the HCAC Final Round
at Hanover College on Sunday at 1 p.m and will play Bluffton
University for an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III
Tournament. The Fightin' Engineers were one of five teams to
share the league regular season title, including Hanover, Bluffton
and Mt. St. Joseph and advance to the program's first conference
tournament championship match.
After dropping the first set 25-8, the
Engineers came back to win the next three sets, 25-19, 25-21,
The Engineers were led by junior Anna Lewer
(Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) with 14 kills and
contributed 15 digs and four blocks. Senior Karah
Hickman (Hobart, Ind.) and sophomore Casey Levitt
(Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake) eached added
Senior Leah Pelzel (Loveland, Ohio/Mount Notre
Dame) led the team with 22 assists and 17 digs. She
also recorded four service aces.
Senior Morgan Williams (Fenton, Mich./Powers
Catholic) chipped in with nine total blocks while
sophomore Kira Boswell (Ames, Iowa) added 19
Rose-Hulman improved its school record win total and stands 23-8
on the season, while Hanover finished the year at 19-11.
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