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Rose-Hulman Falls to HCAC-leading Hanover Saturday

Rose-Hulman Falls to HCAC-leading Hanover Saturday

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman volleyball team's upset bid of HCAC-leading Hanover College came up short Satruday afternoon as the Fightin' Engineers fell to the Panthers three sets to one.

RHIT came out with great energy and got off to a hot start, claiming the first set against Hanover by a score of 25-14.  The Panthers recovered and took the remaining sets by scores of 25-20, 25-19, and 25-18.

Junior Bailey MacInnis and sophomore Katie Orbeta each contributed 10 kills in the match.  Orbeta also led the team with 29 assists.  Senior Alison Rogozinski chipped in 18 assists.  

Defensively, four Engineers reached double figures in digs.  Senior Gabi Razma led the way with 21 digs.  Orbeta completed the triple-double with 13 digs, and senior Becca Poppel added 12.  Freshman Katryna Dahlberg was the fourth Engineer with double figures in digs with 10.

The loss dropped Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to 17-11, 5-2 HCAC.  Hanover won their eleventh straight match and improved to 22-5, 7-0 HCAC.  Rose-Hulman will return to action on Wednesday October 25th at Earlham College.  Gametime is set for 7:30 p.m.