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Rose-Hulman Volleyball Earns Key Win on Cancer Research Day

Rose-Hulman Volleyball Earns Key Win on Cancer Research Day

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology moved into second place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball standings with a 25-21, 25-23, 25-13 win over Hanover College on Saturday at Hulbert Arena.

The Fightin' Engineers would secure a first round bye in the HCAC Tournament with wins in their final two regular season games at Earlham and at home against Bluffton.

Rose-Hulman also hosted its second annual Cancer Research Game for the Duncan Cancer Center at the Baylor College of Medicine.  Those with friends, relatives and family members affected by cancer were honored in a pregame ceremony.

On the court, the Fightin' Engineers relied on 11 kills from Elizabeth Canon and nine from Riley Woodruff to pace the offensive attack.  Katie Orbeta had a team-high 28 assists, and Katryna Dahlberg led the squad with 18 digs.  

Maria Bruner led the blocking effort with five block assists, and Eryn Castaneda added four block assists.  Orbeta also had a team-high three service aces.

Rose-Hulman improved to 13-14 overall and 5-2 in HCAC play with the victory, while Hanover dropped to 15-10 and 4-2 in league games.  The Fightin' Engineers travel to Earlham on Wednesday.