Manchester University begins a three-match schedule this week taking a short jaunt to Gary, Ind., for a match against Indiana University – Northwest Monday, Sept. 26.
Match details: First serve is 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at IU-Northwest's Savannah Center … It's the second meeting between the two programs this season as Coach Bryndon Paulsen's squad claimed a four-set win in their invitational Sept. 17 … Live statistics are available via a link at www.musaprtans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.
Spartan Shorts: Junior outside hitter Ally Roskos (Elkhart, Ind.) represented MU on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's weekly honors for the period of Sept. 19-25. Earning the second successive Offensive Player of the Week award for the Spartans, Roskos contributed single-match collegiate career highs in kills (11), service aces (three), block assists (two) and digs (13) while hitting at a .360 rate to help send the Black and Gold past Franklin College in four sets Sept. 24. The victory was the Spartans first in the series since 2012 … An 8-5 overall and 1-1 conference mark to date hasn't gone unnoticed, especially statistically. Senior outside hitter Courtney Chowning (Yorktown, Ind.) and sophomore setter Dakota Stanichuk (Athens, Mich.) lead the HCAC in kills per set (Chowning – 3.81); service aces per set (Stanichuk - .51) and assists per set (Stanichuk – 10.28). Stanichuk's assist per set numbers, at No. 23, are within the NCAA Division III top 25 as of matches played through Sept. 21 … After the early week match-up with the Redhawks, MU takes a southern conference trek to Hanover College and Transylvania University for Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2, contests.