Black and Gold topped in HCAC opener

Black and Gold topped in HCAC opener

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Senior outside hitter Courtney Chowning (Yorktown, Ind.) and sophomore outside hitter Farren Miller (Lebanon, Ind.) each posted double-doubles in kills and digs Wednesday, Sept. 21, but it wasn't enough for Manchester University to overcome a tremendous front line defensive effort from visiting Rose-Hulman.

The Fightin' Engineers (7-7 overall, 1-0 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) put up 11 team blocks led by nine, including three solos, from middle hitter Emily McLendon. That effort helped power the visitors to a 25-19, 26-24, 25-21 victory at Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.

Chowning (13 kills, 13 digs and two service aces) and Miller (12 kills and 11 digs) aided the Black and Gold attack. Sophomore middle hitter Hannah Tevis (Royal Center, Ind.) tallied a pair of solo blocks and aced a pair of service attempts, while sophomore setter Dakota Stanichuk (Athens, Mich.) turned in 37 assists for the other statistical category leads.

MU, seeing a six-match win skein stopped, dropped to 7-5 overall and 0-1 in league play. They turn around quickly for their next competition Saturday, Sept. 24, hosting Franklin College in a 1 p.m. first serve.

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