NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester University volleyball team split its two matches on the second day of the Manchester Volleyball Classic on Saturday afternoon.
The Black & Gold suffered a straight-set setback against Huntington University to begin the day. The Foresters pushed past Manchester by set scores of 25-15, 25-22, and 25-16.
Despite the early setback to begin the day, the Spartans rebounded nicely with a four-set victory against Spalding University.
The Eagles took the opening set of the second match of the day 25-17. The Black & Gold dug in and rallied to win sets 2, 3, and 4 by final counts of 25-21, 25-19, and 25-22.
Against the Eagles of Spalding, Manchester hit .203 as team compared the SU’s hitting percentage of .056. The Black & Gold also tallied 5 solo blocks and 6 block assists against the Eagles.
On the day, Joy Maze (Greenwood, Ind./Greenwood Community) led Manchester with 16 total kills across both matches. Maze posted a .303 hitting percentage against Spalding. Carley Camp (Logansport, Ind./Logansport) picked up 4 solo blocks and 3 block assists, while also finishing with 10 total kills on the afternoon.
Rachael Ressler (Tipton, Ind./Tipton) paced the Black & Gold with 35 total digs. Jordan Holland (Osceola, Ind./Mishawaka) racked up 34 assists over the two matches. Carly Ripberger (Tipton, Ind./Tipton) contributed 23 totals assists on the day.
Manchester moved to 3-1 on the young season. The Spartans are scheduled to travel on the road for the first time this season on Wednesday. Manchester will head to Albion on September 8 for a 6:30 pm matchup against the Britons.