Manchester University opens a brief two-match road trek Saturday, Oct. 12, when it takes on preseason Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference favorite Mt. St. Joseph College of Ohio.
Match specifics: First serve inside MSJ's Harrington Center is 2 p.m.
Spartan Shorts: MU brings a 4-14 overall and 0-3 HCAC record into the match … Freshman outside hitter Courtney Chowning (Yorktown, Ind.) has been on a strong streak of late with four double-digit kill matches in her last seven appearances. Due to that, she has risen to 135 for the season, second-best on the team behind sophomore outside hitter Sarah Pruden (Noblesville, Ind.) who has 174. Sophomore middle hitter Morgan Pavelka (Noblesville, Ind.) is also in triple figures kills-wise with 105 … Pavelka and fellow sophomore middle hitter Devin Clark (Madison, Ind.) are in the league's top five in regards to blocks. Pavelka's .82 per set rank fourth best with Clark close behind at .8 per set.
Ohio Swing Continues: MU faces off with Defiance College of Ohio Wednesday, Oct. 16.