Hanover 3, Bluffton 1
Bluffton falls to 4-2 in HCAC with 3-1 setback at Hanover
October 15, 2011
By: Meghan Mohr, sports information assistant
HANOVER, Ind. - The Beavers traveled from Lexington, Ky., to Hanover College on Saturday, Oct. 15, for a matchup with the Panthers. Set one was a positive for the Beavers as they won 25-22. The next three sets, however, were a struggle as the Beavers were unable to re-kindle their fire from a Friday night win at HCAC-favorite Transylvania, losing 25-21, 25-19, and 25-19.
Jenna Eshleman (Landisville, Penn./Hempfield) led the Beaver attack with 15 kills, followed by fellow seniors Nicole Wood (Tiffin/Hopewell-Loudon) with 13 and Courtney Zimmerman (Leesburg/Fairfield) with seven. Sophomore Kyleigh Whitsel (Sheffield Lake/Brookside) set up the visitors with 32 assists.
Defensively, the Beavers had four players with double-digit digs. Junior libero Heather Schierer (Crescent Springs, Ky./St. Henry) had 16 digs, Eshleman picked up 14 digs, Whitsel tallied 12 digs and sophomore Hailey Phillips (Malinta/Patrick Henry) finished with 11 digs. Falling just short of the double-digit mark was sophomore Lindsay Krohn (Marysville, Ind/New Washington) with nine digs in the match.
The Beavers are now 16-9 on the season (4-2 HCAC). Bluffton now has a week to re-charge before tackling Rose-Hulman and DePauw on Saturday, Oct. 22.