Black and Gold takes northern trek

Black and Gold takes northern trek

Albion and Olivet Colleges of Michigan are next on the Manchester University schedule.

Match details: Coach Bryndon Paulsen's squad takes a 1-3 record to Cutler Event Center Saturday, Sept. 9. First serve times are 2 p.m. versus the Britons of Albion and 4 p.m. against the Comets of Olivet … Live audio, stats and video will be available for the Olivet match with live stats accessible for the Albion contest via links at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: Through four matches, junior right side hitter Haley Duncan (Albion, Ind.) is the team leader in kills (41), kills per set (2.56) and blocks/blocks per set (seven/.44). The freshman and junior setting tandem of Lauren Gandhi (Westfield, Ind.) and Dakota Stanichuk (Troy, Mich.) is each above 50 assists (Gandhi – 79/Stanichuk 53); senior outside hitter Ally Roskos (Elkhart, Ind.) is first in service aces (seven), while Gandhi is close behind (six); and sophomores Emma DeWitt (Brookston, Ind.), an outside hitter, and Anna Marie Lawrie (Indianapolis, Ind.), a defensive specialist and libero, are neck and neck (56-54) for the team top spot in digs … Duncan's total kill numbers translate well on the early Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference statistics report. She's fourth-highest in the category. Going deeper, DeWitt and Lawrie are just outside the top five (No. 6 and 7, respectively) in digs, Gandhi's among the top 10 in assists per set (No. 7 – 4.94), and Duncan is 10th in kills per set … Junior middle hitter Hannah Tevis (Royal Center, Ind.), who earned all-tournament honors at Lake Forest, continues to track up the program's all-time total blocks chart. She's just four shy of moving past former standout Amanda Dickman into third place … MU's next home event is its annual invitational Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16. Complete information is available at http://www.muspartans.com/sports/wvball/MUInvitational.