Balanced Offensive Effort Propels Spartans

GARY, IND. – Senior outside hitter Courtney Chowning (Yorktown, Ind.) and sophomore middle hitter Hannah Tevis (Royal Center, Ind.) provided plenty of fireworks for Manchester University Monday, Sept. 26.

Chowning compiled nine kills and a .318 attack percentage. Tevis was just as strong in the middle with a .571 attack percentage (four kills, no errors and seven attempts), as the Spartans improved to 9-5 with a straight-set 25-12, 25-18, 25-13 sweep of Indiana University – Northwest.

The impressive statistics didn’t end on the offensive end, as Tevis finished with three solo blocks and two block assists. Looking further, reigning Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference weekly honoree Ally Roskos (Elkhart, Ind.) tallied a pair of block assists and freshman defensive specialist/libero Anna Marie Lawrie (Indianapolis, Ind.) dug up 10 Redhawk attack attempts. Lawrie and freshman middle hitter Riley Patterson (Kokomo, Ind.) were also key at the back line, combining for four of the team’s seven service aces.

The Black and Gold, continuing a current span of six consecutive road matches, move back into HCAC action Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2. They take on Hanover College Saturday at 5 p.m. and Transylvania University Sunday at 2 p.m.

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