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Rose-Hulman Volleyball Travels to Face Crosstown SMWC Wednesday

Rose-Hulman Volleyball Travels to Face Crosstown SMWC Wednesday

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology hits the road for a matchup at crosstown rival St. Mary-of-the-Woods College on Wednesday night.

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RHIT NEWS & NOTES:
* Rose-Hulman stands 2-5 overall after finishing 1-2 at North Central last weekend.  The Fightin' Engineers have wins over Widener and Monmouth (Ill.) this season.
* Katryna Dahlberg (4.79 digs per set) and Adekite Oladipupo (22 kills, 27 digs) were named to the all-tournament team at Puget Sound in a vote of event head coaches.
* Dahlberg averaged 6.18 digs per set during Rose-Hulman's three matches at North Central last weekend.
* The Fightin' Engineers finished 19-13 last season under first-year head coach Rachel Sellari-Delsi, highlighted by the HCAC Tournament title that vaulted RHIT into the NCAA Tournament.
* Rose-Hulman was picked to finish second in the HCAC this season according to the league's preseason coaches poll. 
Katryna Dahlberg highlights the returnees after earning HCAC Defensive Most Valuable Player and first-team all-league honors last season.  Dahlberg led the team with 661 digs last season.
Maria Bruner earned first-team all-HCAC honors after leading the team with 104 blocks last season.  She also smashed 127 kills and hit at a team-high .270 percentage.  
Katie Orbeta claimed honorable mention all-league honors after crossing the 2,000-assist mark in her career and leading the team with 917 assists in 2018.

MEET THE OPPOSITION:
* St. Mary-of-the-Woods is 2-3 on the season.  The Pomeroys have wins over Blackburn and Oakland City.
* Mandi Alspach and Jaelyn Fennell lead the Pomeroys with 25 kills each this season.  Katelyn Cotter has a team-high 84 assists, and Pamela Dorman paces the squad with 56 digs.