HU beats IU Kokomo, loses to Aquinas over weekend

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Forester volleyball team went 1-1 over the weekend at the Aquinas College Tournament to move to 4-15 on the year.

Coach Amy Settle’s squad continues to show signs of greatness as evidence by their 3-0 sweep, 25-22, 25-14, 25-17, of IU Kokomo in their opening match on Saturday.

The Foresters dominated the match with a .303 hitting percentage. Kaylee Searles led a balanced attack finishing with game-high ten kills, .444 hitting percentage and two blocks.

Brittany Rooze added nine kills to go along with a team-high 12 digs while three other Foresters, Heather Medich, Abbey Keister and Katie Bowers, each added five kills in the winning effort. Codie Morey and Jensen Carnahan tallied 18 and 15 assists respectively.

Despite another solid offensive performance against the host Saints later that day, the Foresters came up short on the scoreboard to drop a 3-1 decision, 23-25, 25-18, 29-31, 25-14.

Statistically the Foresters outplayed Aquinas in nearly every offensive category but couldn’t overcome seven service errors and 11 receiving errors in a contest that featured 37 ties and 20 lead changes.

Rooze came up big for HU with a season-high 17 kills and 17 digs. Searles recorded 11 kills and a team-high three blocks while Melissa Grossman finished with ten kills. Morey dished out 48 assists.

Bowers and Medich paced HU defensively with 29 and 21 digs respectively. Jessica Sullivan added another 15.

HU jumps back into conference play Wednesday when they travel to Saint Francis for a 7:00 p.m. matchup with the Cougars. 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 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. 


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director