NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester Spartans played their final home match of 2019 against Mount St. Joseph on Saturday October 26. The volleyball program took a moment to recognize its two seniors, Emily Bailey and Anna Marie Lawrie, prior to the start of Saturday's match against the Lions.
MSJ defeated the Spartans in four sets following set scores of 25-17, 27-25, 11-25, and 25-20.
For the Lions, Brooke Aselage totaled 16 kills while Sam Buschur posted a game-high 40 assists. Three Lions finished in double figures in digs.
For Manchester, Samantha Campbell (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) totaled 15 kills and hit .500 for the match. Campbell also had four solo blocks and three block assists. Both Kara Heckmuller (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) and Halle Planck (Gs City, Ind./Mississinewa) finished with 14 kills. Heckmuller added three solo blocks. Anna Marie Lawrie (Indianapolis, Ind./Roncalli) led three Spartans in double figures in digs with 16.
Manchester will have three games remaining this season, all of which will be played on the road. On Wednesday October 30, MU will travel to rival Anderson for a 7 p.m. meeting with the Ravens. The Spartans will conclude the 2019 season next weekend with a road trip to Hanover (Fri. Nov. 1) and #23 Transylvania (Sat. Nov. 2).