It’s a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference – Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association clash Tuesday, Sept 4, as Manchester University pays a visit to St. Mary’s College of Indiana.
Match details: First serve is 7 p.m. at SMC’s Angela Athletic and Wellness Complex in Notre Dame, Ind. … Live audio, statistics, and video are accessible via links at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.
Spartan Shorts: Interim head coach Ivan Matos’ crew began the 2018 campaign playing four matches at Lake Forest College’s Forester Invitational August 31 and September 1. Senior right side hitter Haley Duncan (Albion, Ind.); senior middle hitter Hannah Tevis (Royal Center, Ind.); junior middle hitter Emily Bailey (Warsaw, Ind.); and freshman outside/middle hitter Samantha Campbell (Brownsburg, Ind.) each found themselves in kill double-digits. Duncan drilled 26 and put up four total blocks, three of which were solo, to account for over two points per set, highlighting individual play. Bailey had the best attack percentage amongst Spartans appearing in 10-or-more sets (.180); Tevis rattled opposing defenses with 13 kills, a .135 attack percentage, and three solo blocks; and Campbell made a solid impression in her first outing for the Black and Gold with ten kills and seven digs … Manchester University dropped a four-set battle with Carroll College of Wisconsin in the tourney opener and was swept by the host school, Loras College of Iowa, and the Milwaukee School of Engineering to conclude the two-day Windy City excursion … Following Tuesday’s match-up against the Belles, the Black and Gold begin a year’s best eight-match homestand Wednesday, Sept. 12, as Olivet College of Michigan pays a visit to Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.