IWU / DEPAUW / BIRM. S. / BALD-WALLACE
GREENCASTLE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
volleyball team recorded the 200th win in program history in
dramatic fashion, topping Baldwin-Wallace College in five sets on
The victory capped a 3-1 weekend at the DePauw University
Invitational and also marked the 200th career win for head coach
Rose-Hulman dropped the first set 25-22 against Baldwin-Wallace,
then took the lead with 25-23 and 25-12 wins in the middle two
sets. After Baldwin-Wallace claimed a 25-23 win in the fourth
set, Rose-Hulman earned a hard fought 18-16 victory in the fifth
Earlier in the day, Rose-Hulman defeated Birmingham Southern
University 28-30, 25-22, 25-21, 25-22 and now stands 10-4 on the
On Friday night, Rose-Hulman withstood a challenge from Illinois
Wesleyan to earn a 25-22, 25-23, 24-26, 23-25, 15-10 victory in the
DePauw overcame a strong set two performance from Rose-Hulman to
capture a 25-21, 10-25, 25-23, 25-17 victory in the
In the Illinois Wesleyan match, senior Morgan Williams
(Fenton, Mich./Powers Catholic) paced the Engineers with
15 kills and added five total blocks. Junior Anna
Lewer (Indianapolis/Lutheran) reached double figures with
13 kills and had three service aces. Sophomore Casey
Levitt (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake) added 12 kills and
a team-high 20 digs.
Senior Leah Pelzel (Loveland, Ohio/Mount Notre
Dame) contributed 38 assists, 12 digs and nine
kills. Senior Karah Hickman (Hobart) had
five solo blocks, and sophomore Kira Boswell (Ames,
Iowa) tallied 17 assists and eight digs.
Against DePauw, Williams recorded a .737 hitting percentage with
15 kills and just one error in 19 attacks and six total
blocks. Lewer pitched in with 11 kills and 14 digs, with
sophomore Kate Dangel (Upper Arlington, Ohio)
leading the team with 16 digs.
Pelzel had 26 assists and 10 digs, while Boswell recorded 13
assists against DePauw.
In the Birmingham Southern match, Levitt paced Rose-Hulman with
13 kills and 15 digs. Lewer tallied 12 kills and 14 digs,
with Dangel and Pelzel matching the 14 dig total. Pelzel also
led the squad with 24 assists and seven total blocks.
Against Baldwin-Wallace, Lewer led the offense with 15 kills and
26 digs. Williams added 13 kills and a career-high eight
block assists, with Pelzel adding 26 assists and 20 digs.
Boswell recorded 18 assists and 18 digs, and Hickman pitched in
with 10 kills and five blocks.
After the tournament, Williams was named to the all tournament
team for her efforts.
Rose-Hulman stands 10-4 on the season and hosts Franklin College
in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener on Friday