Win string snapped

Win string snapped

TERRE HAUTE, IND. – Sophomore middle hitter Riley Patterson (Walkerton, Ind.) and junior right side hitter Haley Duncan (Albion, Ind.) were at the offensive forefront Wednesday, Sept. 27, leading Manchester University in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action.

Patterson increased an impressive personal streak of 11 straight outings in which she's attacked at .300 or higher clip. In 13 attack attempts, she tallied eight kills and just two errors for a .462 attack rate. Duncan and sophomore outside hitter Emma DeWitt (Brookston, Ind.) each moved in the Spartans' 100-kill club for the season behind eight and seven, respectively.

Despite those numbers for Coach Bryndon Paulsen's crew, it wasn't enough to off-set a red-hot Rose-Hulman bunch on their Hulbert Arena court. The Fightin' Engineers turned away several more Black and Gold net attacks with nine team blocks, while junior Marissa Gollnick was nearly unstoppable with 15 kills and an attack percentage well above .600. That was the equation that sent MU to a 25-15, 25-19, 25-15 loss, dropping them to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in the conference.

The Spartans look to rebound Saturday, Sept. 30, when they return home for a 1 p.m. league clash against Earlham College.

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