Bluffton moves to 13-4 with three-set win over Manchester
September 29, 2010
By: Erin Oberly, sports information assistant
BLUFFTON, Ohio - Gaining early momentum in their new pink uniforms worn to recognize
Dig Pink Week, the Bluffton University women's volleyball team took down Manchester
College in three sets, 25-15, 25-21, 25-20 on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. The Beavers
evened their record at 1-1 in conference play (13-4 overall), while the Spartans fell
to 5-10 overall and 1-1 in HCAC play.
During Dig Pink night, the Beavers were led by junior Nicole Wood (Tiffin/Hopewell-Loudon) as she slammed down 13 kills. Following closely behind was
sophomore Heather Schierer (Crescent Hills, KY./St. Henry) with 11 spikes. Junior middle hitters Heather Rodman (Mansfield/Mansfield Christian) and Courtney Zimmerman (Leesburg/Fairfield) also proved to be a force at the net as they had eight and seven
kills, respectively. Collectively, Bluffton produced a solid .326 hitting percentage
as a team with only 11 hitting errors.
Multiple servers contributed to a 10-ace performance from the Beavers, while senior
Shauna Rowland (Bucyrus/Wynford) dished out 33 assists to direct the offense.
Defensively, senior Mandi Leemaster (Fremont/Old Fort) racked up 14 digs, while fellow senior Allison Streicher (Continental) chipped in seven digs. Zimmerman put up five block assists and Rowland
contributed three block assists.
The Beavers hit the road Saturday morning when they travel to Indiana to take on the
Ravens of Anderson University. Match time is slated for 12 p.m.