HANOVER, IND. – The Hanover College Panthers are set to take on Earlham and Rose-Hulman in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action.
REVIEW: The Blue and Red enter the week at 14-9 overall, 3-1 HCAC after defeating Bluffton 3-2 before falling in non-conference action with Otterbein, 3-1. As a team, the Panthers tallied 108 kills, averaging 12 kills per set. They finished the week hitting .202, while adding 10 service aces. The team dominated at the net with 20 total blocks, including 30 block assists.
BLOCK PARTY: The Panthers continued to have a block party at the net this season with 163 total blocks, ranking them first among the HCAC. The Panthers have cracked the top 50 among the NCAA in blocks per set at 1.85. Leading the efforts is freshman Josie McClara (Jamestown, Ind.) ranking second among the HCAC at 0.91 blocks per set.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Sophomore Emma Rolf (Lebanon, Ind.) leads Hanover on the attack with 237 total kills, averaging 2.69 per set. Freshman Adrianne Vance (Indianapolis, Ind.) is close on her heals with 226 total kills and a team-leading 3.01 per set. Defensively, senior Ally Williams (Fountaintown, Ind.) continues to dominate as she surpassed 500 total digs last week registering 512. As a team, the Panthers are averaging 11.51 kills per set to go alongside their 126 total service aces.
SCOUTING EARLHAM: The Quakers come to Collier Arena at 15-7 overall, 3-2 HCAC after defeating Manchester 3-0. Earlham is led this season by Caroline Mulvihill with 267 total kills and a .239 hitting percentage. As a team, the Quakers are averaging 12.29 kills per set with a .179 hitting percentage.
SCOUTING ROSE-HULMAN: The Fightin' Engineers enter the week at 12-13 overall, 4-1 HCAC after falling to nationally ranked Transylvania, 3-0. Rose-Hulman is led this season by Elizabeth Canon averaging 2.68 kills per set and 27 total blocks. As a team, the Engineers have posted a .155 hitting percentage and 218 service aces.