HCAC rivalry resumes Wednesday

The yearly match-up between Manchester University and Anderson University stops on the Stan Weller Court honoring Coaches Hoffman and Wolfe Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Match details: First serve is 7 p.m. … Live audio, stats and video can be accessed via links at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics … Coach Bryndon Paulsen’s side (8-8 overall, 1-4 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) looks to shake off a four-match skid, while the Ravens (9-13 overall, 0-3 conference) are 5-4 in their last nine outings … MU has the recent series run in its favor, having won four of the past six meetings.

Spartan Shorts: Four team members go into a three-match week as members of the season’s 100-kill club. Junior outside hitter Haley Duncan (Albion, Ind.) headlines the quartet (144) followed by sophomore outside hitter Emma DeWitt (Brookston, Ind.) (119), junior middle hitter Hannah Tevis (Royal Center, Ind.) (102), and senior outside hitter Ally Roskos(Elkhart, Ind.) (100) … Looking deeper into the Black and Gold’s statistics, junior setter Dakota Stanichuk (Athens, Mich.) and freshman setter Lauren Gandhi (Westfield, Ind.) are one-two in assists (210-207); Gandhi and Roskos are tied for the service ace lead (23); sophomore defensive specialist/libero Anna Marie Lawrie (Indianapolis, Ind.) tops the digs category (201); and Duncan and Tevis are each in the 20s in blocks with 29 and 24, respectively … In regards to the loop number charts, sophomore middle hitter Riley Patterson (Walkerton, Ind.) is among the top five in attack percentage (.291 – No. 4) as is Gandhi in service aces per set (.51 – No. 4). Duncan is among the first 10 in kills per game (2.67 – No. 8); Roskos is in similar territory in service aces (.42 per set – No. 7), and Gandhi’s 5.18 assists per game are 10th-highest … MU is coming off a four-set loss to Transylvania Oct. 8. Duncan concluded a strong weekend with 13 kills at a .250 pace to go with seven digs and five blocks, one of which was solo. Roskos added 11 kills as part of an attacking-digging double-double that included 12 digs.

Weekend in Ohio: Manchester University is part of a tri-match with the University of Cincinnati at Clermont and Ohio University at Chillicothe Saturday, Oct. 14, with UC-Clermont’s Student Activities Center as the host venue. Match times are 1 p.m. vs. OU-Chillicothe and 3 p.m. against UC-Clermont.

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