Bluffton sweeps Muskingum and Allegheny at Capital
Sept. 3, 2010
By: Erin Oberly, sports information assistant
Muskingum stats I Allegheny stats
BEXLEY, Ohio - In back-to-back matches, the Bluffton University women's volleyball
team took down two opponents in their first day at the Capital University Tournament
on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. The Beavers opened up competition with Muskingum University,
taking down the Muskies in three sets, 25-17, 25-22, 25-16. They then went on to beat
the Gators of Allegheny College in another three sets, 25-18, 25-15, 25-13. Their
two victories of the day now place them at 3-0 on the season.
Against Muskingum, junior Jenna Eshleman (Landisville, Penn./Hempfield) led all attackers with 16 kills. She was followed
by teammates Nicole Wood (Tiffin/Hopewell-Loudon) and Courtney Zimmerman (Leesburg/Fairfield), who had nine and eight kills, respectively. Senior setter Shauna Rowland paced the Beaver attack with 37 assists.
In their second match-up of the day, Zimmerman put down eight kills, while Eshleman
followed closely with six kills and Wood with five kills. Rowland once more led the
offense as she dished out eight assists. Sophomore libero Heather Schierer (Crescent Springs, Ky./St. Henry) slammed four service aces and senior opposite hitter
Allison Streicher contributed two aces of her own. Eshleman led the team in digs with
seven, and Streicher and Schierer each had four digs apiece.
On Saturday, the Beavers continue their play at Capital as they take on Albion at
11:30 a.m. followed by a final match in the afternoon.