NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester University volleyball team hosted both Indiana-Northwest and St. Mary’s (Ind.) in a tri-match in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena on Saturday September 18.
The Black & Gold went 1-1 on the day. Manchester was edged in five sets by Indiana-Northwest after the RedHawks overcame a two-sets-to-none deficit. IU-Northwest took the match by set scores of 24-26, 25-27, 26-24, 25-19, 15-11.
Manchester rebounded nicely in its second match of the day, blowing past St. Mary’s in straight sets 25-19, 25-14, 25-16.
Against the Belles of St. Mary’s, Manchester hit .265 as a team. The Spartans were led by Samantha Campbell’s (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) 13 kills and .417 hitting percentage. Sara Shultz (Churubusco, Ind./East Noble) and Erika Kramer (Greensburg, Ind./North Decatur) added eight and seven kills, respectively.
Helaina Walters (Marion, Ind./Eastbrook) and Samantha Campbell reached double figures in digs against St. Mary’s, finishing the match with 13 and 10.
Carly Ripberger (Tipton, Ind./Tipton) paced MU with 31 assists against St. Mary’s.
Across both matches, Samantha Campbell finished with 31 kills. Carly Ripberger finished with 65 assists while Helaina Walters ended the day with 35 digs. Rachael Ressler (Tipton, Ind./Tipton) added 28 digs on the day for Manchester.
Manchester (5-7) will head to Kalamazoo College for a non-conference matchup with the Hornets on Wednesday September 22. Wednesday’s match is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.