Good defense and aggressive hitting helped lead the Foresters to a win in three straight games 30-24, 30-25, 30-20 over Taylor University Fort Wayne.
HU pounded the ball at the net leading to many easy points. Alyssa Schroeder, who dished out a team-high 38 assists, got several players involved in the display. Renee Biberstine led the onslaught with 14 kills, Kayley Cervenka added nine and Brittney Smelser had seven. “We’ve got a lot of good hitters and that’s kind of what we’ve been focusing on,” said Coach Schroeder. “I think we just overpowered them.”
The Foresters also played solid defense throughout the match which also aided their offensive effort. Stephanie Stearns, the 2005 MCC Libero of the Year, had her usual performance contributing a team-leading 23 digs. “Stephanie, she just covers everything,” said Coach Schroeder. “Not only does she get the digs, but she digs to target, which makes it easier for our setters to run our offense.”
With the win, the Foresters improve to 18-6 on the season.