Forester volleyball splits a pair of league matches over weekend

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2013-10-05
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - After dropping a 3-1 decision to the University of Saint Francis on Friday night, the Forester volleyball team returned to the friendly confines of Platt Arena to register an impressive 3-0 win over the Cougars of Spring Arbor University on Saturday.

Against USF, HU got off to a slow start to put themselves behind the eight ball and couldn’t quite dig their way out, despite keeping it close the rest of the way, to fall in four, 25-16, 25-22, 25-23, 25-23.

Heather Medich paced the Forester attack with 14 kills while Abbey Keister and Audrey Maller tallied nine apiece. Melissa Grossman finished with a team-high five blocks. Keister added another four.

Jensen Carnahan recorded 37 assists to go along with 12 digs. Aerial Storm took team honors in digs with 15 while Codie Morey and Medich added 13 and 11 respectively.

Looking to avenge a 3-2 loss to the Cougars earlier this season, the Foresters left little doubt in the minds of their Homecoming crowd that they were the better team on Saturday. Coach Settle’s squad claimed their third conference win in straight sets, 25-19, 25-23, 25-11.

It was a complete team effort as Keister finished with 11 kills and an impressive .500 hitting percentage followed by Mallers with nine and Medich with seven. Carnahan tallied all of her team’s assists with 40. Morey paced HU defensively with seven.

HU (4-15, 3-9) will look to complete the sweep over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday when they travel to Goshen for a 7:00 p.m. match-up. The Foresters enjoyed a 3-2 victory over GC back on September 4.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.
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