Bluffton 3, Earlham 0
October 1, 2014
By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant
RICHMOND, Ind. - The Bluffton University volleyball team followed up its Heartland Conference opening win over Transylvania with a sweep at Earlham College on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The Beavers dominated the match, winning 25-6, 25-22 and 25-11 while improving to 15-6 overall and 2-0 in the HCAC. Earlham slipped to 4-15 and 0-2 in the conference.
A balanced effort by the Beaver spikers as well as 12 service aces powered Bluffton to its second Heartland Conference victory in five days. Juniors Jenny Brown (St. Marys/Memorial) and Kendra Parmenter (Grove City) both rammed home eight kills to pace the Bluffton offense. Brown finished with no errors on 15 attacks for a blistering .533 hitting percentage. Sophomores Lauren Weisgarber (Bolivar/Tuscarawas Valley), who was in on four blocks, and MacKenzie McFarlin chipped in with six and five kills, respectively.
Junior setter Sara Roth (Findlay/Van Buren) dished out 29 assists, while freshman Sydney Mohler (Lima/Central Catholic) picked up a match-high 11 digs. Roth and sophomore Bailey Dangler (Kalida) fired three aces apiece in the Wednesday night rout. Freshman Erin Helms (Arlington) added a pair of aces as well. Senior Ashley Litwiller (Hopedale, Ill./Olympia) stuffed the Quakers with three block assists.
Bluffton will take the weekend off to enjoy the Homecoming festivities before a crucial Heartland Conference tussle with Mount St. Joseph on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The matchup with the Lions is slated for 7 p.m. in the Sommer Center. Come out and support the Beavers!