Beavers move to 5-0 with wins over Albion and Hiram
September 4, 2010
By: Erin Oberly, sports information assistant
Albion stats I Hiram stats
BEXLEY, Ohio - The Bluffton University women's volleyball team took down two more
opponents in their second day of play at the Capital University tournament on Saturday,
Sept. 4. First, the Beavers defeated Albion College in three straight sets, 25-10,
25-13, 25-15. Next, they took down the Terriers of Hiram College in four sets, 25-23,
25-23, 22-25, 25-22. With the two victories, Bluffton now stands at 5-0 going into
their second week of play.
Against the Britons, the Beavers were led by outside hitters Jenna Eshleman (Landisville, Penn./Hempfield) and Nicole Wood (Tiffin/Hopewell-Loudon), who both tallied nine kills apiece. They were followed
by junior Courtney Zimmerman (Leesburg/Fairfield), who had eight kills, and senior Heather Rodman (Mansfield/Mansfield Christian) with five kills. The offense was directed by seniors
Shauna Rowland (Bucyrus/Wynford) and Allison Streicher (Continental), who dished out 21 and 18 assists, respectively.
Defensively, sophomore Heather Schierer (Crescent Spring, Ky./ St. Henry) led with 13 digs. Freshman Hailey Phillips (Malinta/Patrick Henry) and Rodman had one solo block each, while Zimmerman contributed
two block assists. Junior Meghan Dodson (Tiffin/Calvert) also served up three service aces for the Beavers.
In an afternoon showdown with Hiram College, Bluffton was led by Streicher, who slammed
down 17 kills, while Eshleman and Wood followed closely with 10 kills each. Rowland
handed out 39 assists. Schierer once again led the defense with 16 digs, while Rowland
and Eshleman scooped up 15 digs each. Streicher rifled three service aces, while Eshleman
and Schierer slammed down two aces each.
Next, the Beavers travel to Kentucky to take on non-conference opponent Thomas More
on Tuesday, Sept. 7, before they head to Kenyon College for their second tournament
of the season next weekend.