NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology knocked Monmouth (Ill.) from the unbeaten ranks with a 25-19, 25-17, 25-23 victory over the Fighting Scots in NCAA Division III volleyball action on Friday night at the North Central Invitational.
The Fightin' Engineers hit .321 in the first set and .432 in the second to open up an early lead, then withstood a charge from Monmouth to finish off the match.
Eryn Castaneda added 16 assists for the Fightin' Engineers, while Orbeta led the team with two service aces. Defensively, Katryna Dahlberg had a team-high 21 digs, with Orbeta and Gabrielle Gilbertson contributing nine each. Maria Bruner recorded a team-high four block assists, with Oladipupo and Riley Woodruff pitching in with three each.
Rose-Hulman improved to 2-3 with the victory and will face Coe and North Central in a pair of matches on Saturday in Illinois.