NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester Spartan volleyball team hosted Rose-Hulman and Eureka College in tri-match action in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena on Saturday October 5.
The Spartans split their two matches on the day. MU dropped its first match to Rose-Hulman in three sets but rebounded to defeat Eureka College in straight sets to conclude the day.
Rose-Hulman 3, Manchester 0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-20) – Box Score
The visiting Fightin' Engineers picked up a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory against the Spartans in the first match of the day in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.
Katie Orbeta led Rose-Hulman with 11 kills and 15 assists.
Manchester 3, Eureka College 0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-11) – Box Score
Manchester wore down the Eureka College Red Devils, who took Rose-Hulman to five sets in their previous match, in the final match of the day on Saturday.
The Spartans hit .222 as a team, compared to a -.074 hitting percentage for the visiting Red Devils. Halle Planck, Kara Heckmuller, and Rachel Ressler (Tipton, Ind./Tipton) each had eight kills against EC. Heckmuller added 10 digs and three aces. Kaprecia Larks (Hammond, Ind./Donald E. Gavitt) finished with four kills and a block assist.
Anna Marie Lawrie led MU with 16 digs against Eureka and also had three service aces.
Manchester moved to 7-10, 0-2 HCAC on the season. The Spartans will be back in action on Wednesday October 9 at 7 p.m. against Defiance College in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.