Bluffton 3, Mount St. Joseph 0
October 28, 2015
By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant
CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Beavers traveled to Mount St. Joseph for their final mid-week matchup against the Lions on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Bluffton improved to 7-1 in the Heartland Conference and 16-12 overall. With the victory, the Beavers secured the #2 seed and a first round bye in the upcoming HCAC tournament. Bluffton will play the winner of the #3/#6 matchup next Saturday, Nov. 7 at Hanover College.
The first set started out with the Beavers unable to gain any traction, digging a 13-7 hole before the ladies put it together and rallied for the 25-17 victory. Bluffton kept the momentum going into the second set and with a team hitting percentage of .522 the Beavers easily took the set, 25-13. Set three was a back-and-forth battle, but the Beavers came out victorious, 25-22.
Setting the pace for the visitors was Erin Weisgarber (Bolivar/Tuscarawas Valley) with 32 assists on the night. Offensively, outsides Kendra Parmenter (Grove City) and MacKenzie McFarlin (Ashland) paced the Beavers with 12 and 11 kills, respectively, and both hit over .300 on the match. Jenny Brown (St. Marys/Memorial) and Lauren Weisgarber (Bolivar/Tuscarawas Valley) chipped in six and five kills as well.
Libero Sydney Mohler (Lima/Central Catholic) led the team with 16 digs while Lauren Weisgarber finished the match with nine pickups. McFarlin was unstoppable from the service line, firing four aces at the Lions.
The Beavers will be back in action on Sunday, Nov. 1, as they honor the seniors against Franklin College in their last conference match. The first serve is slated for 1 p.m. in the Sommer Center.