CINCINNATI, OHIO – Manchester University gave Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference preseason favorite Mt. St. Joseph a stern test Saturday, Oct. 12.
The underclasswoman duo of freshman outside hitter Courtney Chowning (Yorktown, Ind.) and sophomore middle hitter Morgan Pavelka (Noblesville, Ind.) led the way. Chowning drilled 12 kills at the opposition as part of a solid .250 attack percentage, while Pavelka ended with 10 kills and hit .222. Sophomore setter Mikayla Munn (Elkhart, Ind.) added 25 assists, while senior defensive specialist Makenna Hamilton (Medaryville, Ind.) dug up 13 MSJ attack attempts as part of MU's totals.
The Spartans, despite dropping to 4-15 overall and 0-4 in the conference, took the Lions to 27-25 scores in each of the first two sets. MSJ managed to end the match with a 25-19 win in set three.
The Black and Gold continue conference play Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Defiance College of Ohio.