Sophomore Nicole Blevins (McCordsville, Ind.) earned all-tournament honors as the Hanover College volleyball team split the final two matches in the Ohio Athletic Conference-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Crossover. The Panther record improved to 6-9 overall after the two-day event held in Columbus, Ohio.
The Panthers fell 25-22, 21-25, 20-25, 19-25 to host Capitol in the morning match. Sophomore hitter Rachel Regenauer (PeeWee Valley, Ky.) led Hanover with 16 kills, two digs, and two assisted blocks, while freshman hitter Gabbi Hatcher (Lexington, Ky.) added 10 kills and 12 digs.
Senior Kylie Justus (Crawfordsville, Ind.) tallied 29 digs in the defensive specialist position.
The Panthers rebounded in the afternoon to even their record in the tournament, beating Muskingum 21-25, 25-16, 27-25, 25-23.
Hanover was dominant up front, recording 55 kills in the match, led by freshman Rachel Hasewinkel's (Sheridan, Ind.) 14 kills accompanied by five assisted blocks.
All-tourney selection Blevins tallied 10 kills and assisted on two blocks, while sophomore Maggie Huffer (Indianapolis, Ind.) added nine kills and two solo blocks.
Juniors Taylor Miller (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Sarah Hasewinkel (Sheridan, Ind.) had eight kills apiece, while Alli Deaton (Lexington, Ky) and Shelby Hart (Crestwood, Ky.) tallied 28 and 16 assists each to collect the win.
Published Saturday, September 21, 2013