Manchester Topped by Bluffton on Wednesday

Manchester Topped by Bluffton on Wednesday

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester University fell in straight sets to visiting Bluffton University in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball action on Wednesday night in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.

The Beavers topped the Spartans by set scores of 25-20, 25-22, and 25-18.

Bluffton hit .259 for the match, and the Beavers added six solo blocks and eight block assists.  Despite tallying 10 more kills than the Beavers, the Spartans were limited to a .167 hitting percentage.

Junior setter Lauren Gandhi (Westfield, Ind./Guerin Catholic) led MU with 28 assists.  Kara Heckmuller (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) tallied 12 kills on the strength of a .222 hitting percentage.  Halle Planck (Gas City, Ind./Mississinewa) finished with 11 kills.  Freshman Sara Schultz (Churubusco, Ind./East Noble) hit .421 against the Beavers, finish the match with nine kills.

Both Mackenzie Rooks (Columbus, Ind./Columbus) and Anna Marie Lawrie (Indianapolis, Ind./Roncalli) had 11 digs.

Bluffton improved to 6-20, 2-4 HCAC with the on Wednesday night.  Manchester dropped to 10-13, 0-5 HCAC with the loss. 

The Spartans will host Mount St. Joseph on Saturday October 26 at 2 p.m. in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.  MU will host Senior Day on Saturday as well.