HANOVER, Ind. – Hanover will take to the road for the 2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament with a trip to Transylvania University.
The No. 2 Panthers will take on the No. 3 seed Earlham Quakers on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 5:00 PM.
TOURNAMENT SUCCESS: The Blue and Red have enjoyed success in the HCAC Tournament, highlighted by winning the Championship in 2017. Hanover has appeared in four out of the last five tournament finals bosting an overall tournament record of 5-4.
SENIORS SHINING: Hanover's two seniors, Ally Williams (Fountaintown, Ind.) and Carlie Burson (Corydon, Ind.) have been a leading force all season long. Wiliams finished the regular season campaign with a season-high 600 digs, bringing her career total to 1468. Her 5.77 digs per set ranks her among the league best. Burson has found her success at the net with 170 kills and 46 total blocks. She is averaging .490 blocks per set with seven solo blocks.
FRESHMAN DUO: The combination of freshmen Adrianne Vance and Josie McClara have deemed dynamite for the Blue and Red. Vance has registered 15 games with double digit kills, rattling off eight straight in a row that saw Hanover go 5-3 overall. McClara tends to be the block party for the Panthers as she ranks among the conference best in blocks per set (1.00) and total blocks (94).
SOUTING EARLHAM: The Quakers enter the contest 19-8 overall after defeating Bluffton in the opening round of the HCAC Tournament in straight sets. Earlham is led by sophomore Caroline Mulvihill with 322 total kills and a .248 hitting percentage. Defensively, senior Sydney AMeluxen has tallied 396 digs, averaging 3.96 digs per set.