Spartans begin eight straight at home

Spartans begin eight straight at home

Olivet College of Michigan pays a visit to Stauffer-Wolfe Arena for a 6 p.m. first serve Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Match details: Live statistics and video are accessible via links at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics … The contest begins an 11-date home schedule for Manchester University.

Spartan Shorts: The senior and freshman middle hitter combination of Hannah Tevis (Royal Center, Ind.) and Samantha Campbell (Brownsburg, Ind.) topped the statistics sheet at SMC early last week. The pair combined for 16 of the team's 32 total kills, tallying eight each and also put up a stiff challenge for the home offense with two block assists apiece. Looking further into the Black and Gold's numbers, senior middle hitter Emma Voelker (North Bend, Ohio) and freshman outside hitter Chelsea Waltermire (Muncie, Ind.) finished with four kills apiece; senior outside hitter Kaitlin Mindiola (Coatsville, Ind.) served up three aces; junior defensive specialist Anna Marie Lawrie (Indianapolis, Ind.) dug up 14 St. Mary's attack attempts; and freshman setter Ella Machall (Fort Wayne, Ind.) posted 15 assists … The upperclasswoman trio of senior outside hitter Haley Duncan (Albion, Ind.), Tevis and Lawrie headlined MU's standing on the 2018 HCAC volleyball coaches' preseason poll. Duncan, a returning all-conference selection from last season; Lawrie; and Tevis were each listed on the "Players to Watch" section. The Spartans earned 30 ranking points, good for eighth place. Three-time defending champion Hanover College was tabbed as the preseason favorite with Transylvania University a close second.

2018 MU Invitational: Indiana University – Northwest, Wilmington College of Ohio, St. Mary's College of Indiana and Governors State College of Illinois join the Spartans in the field Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15.