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Volleyball Knocks Off Previously Unbeaten Monmouth; Plays Twice Saturday

Volleyball Knocks Off Previously Unbeaten Monmouth; Plays Twice Saturday

SATURDAY LIVE COVERAGE:
Rose-Hulman vs. Coe - Saturday Sept. 7 - 1 PM ET (12 CT) - (LIVE STATS)
Rose-Hulman at North Central - Saturday Sept. 7 - 5 PM ET (4 CT) - (LIVE STATS -- VIDEO)

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.

Elizabeth Canon led the Rose-Hulman offense with 13 kills.  Katie Orbeta added 10 kills, 25 assists and nine digs.  Adekite Oladipupo pitched in with nine kills.

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.