Bluffton 3, MSJ 2
Bluffton moves into HCAC finals with five-set win over MSJ
November 5, 2011
By: Meghan Mohr, sports information assistant
HANOVER, Ind. - The Bluffton University volleyball team moved into the Heartland Conference tournament finals when it defeated Mount St Joseph in a five-set thriller on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The Beavers improved to 22-10 overall and will take on Rose-Hulman, a four-set winner over tourney host Hanover College, on Sunday at 1 p.m. for an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.
Offensively, the senior trio once again led the Beavers to victory with their play at the net. Jenna Eshleman (Landisville, Penn./Hempfield) slammed 15 kills in the match, Courtney Zimmerman (Leesburg/Fairfield) was nearly flawless with 11 kills and Nicole Wood (Tiffin/Hopewell-Loudon) added 10 bombers for the victors. Zimmerman had just one error while hitting .588 against the Lions.
Setting up the Beaver attack was sophomore Kyleigh Whitsel (Sheffield Lake/Brookside) with 43 assists on the night.