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HUNTINGTON, Ind. –  The volleyball team topped Spring Arbor Saturday afternoon at Platt Arena, 25-17, 25-19, 23-25, 25-17.

“Spring Arbor always gives us a battle,” Coach Kyle Shondell said. “And this time was no different.”

The victory comes right on the heels of the Foresters’ defeat of Saint Francs on Friday. After stringing together these two wins, HU is now 13-15 overall and 7-8 in Crossroads League action.

The Foresters captured the first two sets before narrowly dropping the third. They bounced back to seal the deal in the fourth set by an eight-point margin.

Tailor Schultheis, who spearheaded the Forester offense with 11 kills, recorded three straight kills to end the match.

“Tailor is always ready to play and play well,” Shondell said. “It’s so nice having someone that versatile at your disposal.”

Callie Collins and Danielle Gurwell each chipped in nine kills from the middle.

Three Foresters tallied double-digit digs in a well-balanced defensive effort. Junior libero Kate Cobb led with 18 digs. Emily Hubby and Audrey Mallers contributed 17 and 16 digs, respectively.

“We needed to be stout defensively, and we were,” Shondell said.

HU will travel to Marian University Wednesday evening for their next conference match-up.

“Both of these wins were huge for our hopes this season,” Shondell said, “but we still have a lot of work to do.”

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 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.