Volleyball wraps up season by going 1-1 at Lourdes Tri-Match

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2013-11-02
SYLVANIA, Ohio - The Forester volleyball team wrapped up its season Saturday afternoon at the Lourdes University Tri-Match where they went 1-1 to finish the year with an overall record of 8-23.

HU made quick work of Calumet College of St. Joe, beating the Crimson Wave in straight sets, 25-13, 25-20, 25-14. It marked Coach Settle’s squad second 3-0 win of the season.

Abbey Keister led a balanced attack with 11 kills and a .348 hitting percentage. Heather Medich added ten kills while Hillary Pulse tallied seven. Jensen Carnahan orchestrated it all by dishing out 31 assists. Defensively, Medich and Katie DePew posted ten digs apiece.

Unfortunately, Huntington was on the other end of a 3-0 match against Lourdes as the Gray Wolves notched their 17th win of the season, 25-20, 25-20, 25-22, later that day.

Statistically HU kept things close in nearly every category but was never able to get over the hump. Lourdes cranked out 10.5 team blocks to HU’s ten and outhit their visitors 35-29.

Audrey Mallers and Melissa Grossman paced the team with eight and seven kills respectively. Pulse came up big at the net defensively to finish with six blocks while Keister added four. Carnahan handed out 25 assists. Codie Morey registered 13 digs.

The Foresters’ season was cut short as they just missed a spot in the league tourney. HU finished Crossroads League play in a tie with Goshen for 8th place. They split their two matches head-to-head but since the Maple Leafs won five sets to HU’s four, GC received the #8 seed and will advance to the league tournament slated for this coming week.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.
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