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Volleyball Hosts Defiance in HCAC Tourney Opener on Wednesday

Volleyball Hosts Defiance in HCAC Tourney Opener on Wednesday

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.-- Rose-Hulman volleyball opens the 2019 HCAC Volleyball Tournament with an opening round home matchup against Defiance College on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, November 6 vs. Defiance - 7:00 PM 

LIVE COVERAGE: LIVE STATS

TOURNAMENT INFO: HCAC TOURNAMENT WEBSITE / HCAC TOURNAMENT PROGRAM

ADMISSION POLICY: For HCAC Tournament play, the following admission charges will be in place.  All transactions are CASH ONLY.
* Adults: $8
* Senior Citizens and Non-HCAC Students: $5
* HCAC Students, Faculty, Staff: FREE

HCAC TOURNAMENT BRACKET:
OPENING ROUND - Wednesday Nov. 6
7 pm - #5 Defiance at #4 Rose-Hulman 
7 pm - #6 Bluffton at #3 Earlham

SEMIFINALS - Saturday Nov. 9 (at Transylvania)
2 pm - #4/#5 winner at #1 Transylvania
5 pm - #3/#6 winner vs. #2 Hanover  

CHAMPIONSHIP - Sunday Nov. 10 (at Transylvania)
1 pm - Semifinal winners

ROSE-HULMAN NEWS & NOTES:
* Rose-Hulman is the defending HCAC Tournament champions and earned their second NCAA Division III Tournament appearance last season. 
* Rose-Hulman has won nine of 12 matches to finish the regular season 14-15 overall and 6-3 in conference play.
* Elizabeth Canon leads the team with 288 kills.  Riley Woodruff has added 216, and Katie Orbeta ranks third on the team with 176.
* Orbeta ranks No. 3 in Rose-Hulman history with 2,774 career assists and also leads the team with 52 service aces.
* Katryna Dahlberg has been named HCAC Defensive Player of the Week three times this season.  She leads the HCAC in digs (671) and digs per set (6.39).
* Eryn Castaneda ranks second on the team in assists (391) and service aces (51).
* Maria Bruner has a team-high 81 blocks, and Woodruff has tallied 69 blocks.

DEFIANCE NEWS & NOTES:
* Defiance stands 17-11 overall and finished HCAC play at 5-4 in league matches.
* Defiance lost a narrow five-set match 16-14 in the fifth set at RHIT earlier this season.
* Statistical leaders include Delaney Monnin (346 kills), Brianna Wheeler (970 assists) and Morgan Porter (670 digs).