Hanover College’s volleyball squad dropped a five-set match against the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, but rebounded to sweep Kalamazoo College (Mich.) in a pair of contests in Terre Haute, Ind.
Hanover and Rose-Hulman competed in a Dig Pink game to honor cancer survivors. The Panthers captured the first two sets before Rose-Hulman rallied to earn a 23-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-16, 15-11 victory in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference clash.
Sophomore outside hitter Rachel Regenauer (Peewee Valley, Ky.) tallied a career-high 17 kills, while sophomore Rachel Hasewinkel (Sheridan, Ind.) added 12 kills and a career-best 21 digs, to lead the Panthers’ attack.
Sophomore setter Alli Deaton (Lexington, Ky.) had a team-high 27 assists, just missing her career high by one.
Freshman setter Shelby Hart (Crestwood, Ky.) added 18 assists.
Senior Kylie Justus (Crawfordsville, Ind.) chalked up a team-leading 27 digs, while sophomore return specialist Maddie Hartman (Madison, Ind.) reached a career-best 21 digs for the fourth time.
The Panthers slipped to 1-2 in the HCAC with the setback. Rose-Hulman, meanwhile, raised its mark to 11-12 overall and 2-3 in the league.
Hanover bounced back to sweep Kalamazoo 25-21, 25-18, 25-23 in a non-conference battle.
Regenauer posted eight kills, Haswinkel had seven and junior outside hitter Taylor Miller (Indianapolis, Ind.) added six to spark the Panthers (10-13).
Deaton (14) and Hart (12) combined for 26 assists.
Justus paced the defense with a match-high 23 digs.
Kalamazoo dropped to 11-10 with the loss.
Published Saturday, October 12, 2013