Defiance 3, Bluffton 0
Beavers clinch berth in HCAC tournament despite loss at Defiance
October 24, 2012
By: Meghan Mohr, sports information assistant
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College volleyball team could do no wrong, defeating Bluffton University in every statistical category and ultimately winning the match 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 25-16) on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The Beavers are now 14-13 (4-4 HCAC). The Defiance victory snapped a string of six straight Bluffton wins over the Yellow Jackets.
Despite the loss, Bluffton secured its berth in the upcoming Heartland Conference tournament where it will enter as the #6 seed. The Beavers will travel to Terre Haute, Ind., next Tuesday, Oct. 30 to battle #3 seed Rose-Hulman at 7:30 p.m.
The Beavers struggled offensively, hitting only .049 on the match with the top hitters at eight and five kills. Freshman Kendra Parmenter (Grove City) hammered eight spikes while freshman Jenny Brown (St. Marys/Memorial) and senior Heather Schierer (Crescent Springs, Ky./St. Henry) both slammed five kills. Freshman setter Mackenzie Lauber (Mansfield/Madison) dished out 18 assists for the Beavers.
Defensively speaking, Schierer led the Beavers with 10 digs. Junior libero Lindsay Krohn (Marysville, Ind./New Washington) followed with nine digs.
The Beavers will take on their final conference opponent this Friday at 7 p.m. when Bluffton travels to Franklin College for a matchup with the Grizzlies.