Fall Break Festival: Spartans step out of conference

Fall Break Festival: Spartans step out of conference

Manchester University takes a tour of the largest state on the United States' left coast as part of the institution's 2018 fall break.

Trip details: Interim head coach Ivan Matos' crew, sporting a 4-10 overall record, takes on Occidental College of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mills College of Oakland, Calif.; the University of Redlands of Redlands, Calif.; and Vanguard University of Costa Mesa, Calif., Oct. 5-8 … Live statistics and video are available for all four matches via links at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: The quartet of non-conference matches is the first competition for the Black and Gold since Sept. 29. They were held off by Earlham College in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action in four back and forth sets on the road that afternoon … Senior right side hitter Haley Duncan (Albion, Ind.), who's reeled off seven double-digit kill efforts in her last eight appearances, enters the Golden State expedition as the league leader in kills per set (3.64). She's only 18 kills short of a third straight 200-plus season … Duncan isn't the only statistical shining star. Junior defensive specialist/libero Anna Marie Lawrie (Indianapolis, Ind) has a run of 10 straight double-digit dig matches in tow. She's ninth in digs per set (4.12) and just off the league's first 10 in total digs (206 – No. 11); senior middle hitter Hannah Tevis (Royal Center, Ind.) has turned in multiple block totals in half of her last 12 outings including a season-best six at Earlham, while freshman middle/outside hitter Samantha Campbell (Brownsburg, Ind.) adds in for a formidable defensive duo, as she has five two-or-more block efforts in her previous 10 appearances; and senior setter Dakota Stanichuk (Athens, Mich.) has compiled double-figure assist numbers in nine of her last 11 opportunities which include a pair of 30-or-more totals among the many mathematical achievements for the Spartans … Manchester University returns to HCAC action Thursday, Oct. 11, with the program's annual clash against rival Anderson University. First serve at AU's O.C. Lewis Gymnasium is 7:30 p.m.

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