HU stays close but came up short all weekend

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2013-09-14
CHICAGO, Ill. - The Forester volleyball team remains competitive but continues to struggle to put wins on the board as they dropped three matches over the weekend. With these losses, HU drops to 2-10 overall, 1-4 in league play.

Against Grace on Friday, the Lancers proved to be too much to handle as Coach Settle’s squad lost in straight sets, 25-14, 25-8, 25-16. While the Foresters registered twice as many team blocks with six over their conference foe, Grace more than made up for by logging 44 kills to HU’s 20.

Melissa Grossman led a balanced attack with six kills while Heather Medich and Ashlyn Wendling each posted five. Jensen Carnahan dished out 16 assists while Codie Morey posted ten digs.

On Saturday, the Foresters took a break from conference play to compete in Roosevelt’s Tri-Match where they lost to Mount Mercy in four, 25-18, 25-15, 24-26, 25-23, before dropping a 3-1 decision, 25-18, 21-25, 25-22, 27-25, to the host Lakers.

After struggling through the first two sets against the Mustangs, HU stepped up the intensity to outlast Mount Mercy in the third set before dropping a close fourth set. Grossman and Medich accounted for the bulk of their team’s offense, recording 12 and 11 kills respectively. Carnahan handed out 42 assists. Morey added 12 digs.

Against Roosevelt, the Foresters kept it close all four matches with Grossman leading the way with a team-high 13 kills. Audrey Mallers and Wendling finished with seven and six kills respectively. Carnahan handed out 31 assists. Medich and Morey were active on the defensive end with 18 and 15 digs each.

HU jumps back into conference play on Wednesday when they host Indiana Wesleyan at 7:00 p.m.
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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