Earlham trip opens five in a row on road

Earlham trip opens five in a row on road

Manchester University continues to move closer to the start of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a non-conference meeting against league rival Earlham College Friday, Sept. 20.

Match specifics: First serve is 7 p.m. EC's Trueblood Fieldhouse in Richmond, Ind., is the site.

Spartan Shorts: The Spartans opened a two-match week with a robust three-set sweep of Indiana University – Northwest Sept. 17. Sophomore middle hitter Morgan Pavelka (Noblesville, Ind.) led the attack with 11 kills and a sparkling .625 attack percentage while adding two service aces and five blocks. The win improved MU's record to 2-9 … Sophomore outside hitter Sarah Pruden (Noblesville, Ind.) continues to lead the team on offense with 121 kills. She's had double-digit kills seven times this season with a high-water mark of 21 in a five-set battle with North Park University of Illinois Sept. 6 … Other top numbers for the Black and Gold belong to Pavelka (16 service aces and .223 attack percentage); sophomore setter Mikayla Munn (Elkhart, Ind.) (198 assists); freshman outside hitter Courtney Chowning (Yorktown, Ind.) (102 digs); and sophomore middle hitter Devin Clark (Madison, Ind.) (30 blocks).

Road Trip Resumes: MU continues its current five-match stretch away from Stauffer-Wolfe Arena with a non-conference clash at St. Mary's College of Notre Dame, Ind., Wednesday, Sept. 25.