Bluffton 3, Earlham 0
Bluffton evens mark in HCAC with sweep at Earlham
October 17, 2012
By: Meghan Mohr, sports information assistant
RICHMOND, Ind. - The Bluffton University volleyball team routed the Earham College Quakers on Wednesday, getting all 19 players into the match while not taxing the starters in a three-set victory (25-15, 25-15, 25-21). The win moved the Beavers to 13-12 overall and 3-3 in the Heartland Conference.
Senior Heather Schierer (Crescent Springs, Ky./St. Henry) led the Beaver attack with seven kills and she was followed by Kendra Parmenter (Grove City) who pounded six kills on the night. Jenny Brown (St. Marys) and Kristen Beck (Paulding) chipped in with five kills apiece. Freshmen setter Mackenzie Lauber (Mansfield/Madison) handed out 19 assists with help from fellow freshman Danica Hicks (Convoy/Crestview) who added 12 of her own.
Junior libero Hailey Phillips (Malinta/Patrick Henry) and freshman Calista Dowdy (Van Wert/Lincolnview), who also saw time at libero, paced the Beavers with eight digs each. A trio of Beavers picked up five digs apiece: Lindsay Krohn (Marysville, Ind./New Washington), Kristyn Hovest (Pandora-Gilboa) and Lauber.
Saturday is slated to be 'Last ball for Founders Hall' as Bluffton takes on the Fightin Engineers of Rose-Hulman for Senior Day. What may be the last collegiate contest in Founders is scheduled for 1 p.m. as the Beavers move into the Sommer Center in November.