Beavers fall to Muskingum and Capital
By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant
Sept. 20, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Beavers traveled to Columbus for the first day of the OAC/HCAC Challenge. They opened with a match against Muskingum. Muskingum's scrappy defense wore out Bluffton and the Beavers fell in 3; 25-22, 25-21, and 26-24. The offense was led by Kendra Parmenter (Grove City) with 10 kills and Brooke Ruffer (Stryker) with 29 assists.
Seniors Hailey Phillips (Malinta/Patrick Henry) and Lindsay Krohn (Marysville, Ind./New Washington) controlled the defense with 13 and 11 digs, respectively.
At 6 p.m., the Beavers battled the host team, Capital, but lost in four sets (25-18, 26-24, 19-25, and 25-23). Freshman Adrienne Shepard (Arlington) led Bluffton in kills with 12 while Jenny Brown (St. Marys/Memorial) and Parmenter added 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Ruffer had 40 assists and three aces.
MacKenzie McFarlin (Ashland) fired five aces to lead the Beavers on the service line. Krohn and Phillips controlled the defense again with 12 and 10 digs, respectively.
Bluffton will return to Capital on Saturday for matches at 9:30 a.m. (Baldwin Wallace) and 1:30 p.m (O.N.U.).