Volleyball Report (Week 8) - Transy Controls Destiny for HCAC Title
GREENWOOD, IN - Transylvania University took care of business last week, posting a pair of 3-0 wins over Franklin and Earlham. The Pioneers (18-9, 6-1 HCAC) control their own destiny for a second-straight HCAC title with two games remaining on the schedule.
Hanover, Mount St. Joseph, Rose-Hulman, and Bluffton all sit one game behind TU in the loss column heading into the final week.
Transylvania sophomore middle blocker Meghan Bowers (Louisville, Ky./Presentation) helped the Pioneers defeat FC and EC during the week. The sophomore tallied 13 kills in each win to pace the Pioneers to a fourth-consecutive win.
Transy will face Mount St. Joseph in Lexington Wednesday night and travel to Manchester Saturday.
Hanover and Mount St. Joseph currently stand second in the standings with 6-2 league records. The Panthers (17-8, 6-2 HCAC) beat DePauw 3-2 and swept Anderson 3-0 last week, while the Lions (10-16, 6-2 HCAC) fell to Rose-Hulman 3-1 and swept Manchester.
HC closes the HCAC schedule Wednesday night at home against Franklin.
Rose-Hulman and Bluffton also remain in the title hunt, standing 5-2 in HCAC action. The Engineers (18-8, 5-2 HCAC) earned a big win over Mount but followed that effort with a 3-2 loss to Bluffton. The Beavers (17-10, 5-2 HCAC) win over Rose was their only conference match of the week.
RHIT will face Earlham and Defiance this week, while Bluffton tangles with Defiance and Franklin at home.
Defiance has locked up the sixth and final spot in the HCAC volleyball tournament that is slated to begin on November 1. The Jackets (14-12, 4-3 HCAC) swept Anderson to secure the final spot last Wednesday.
For a complete recap of Week 8 in HCAC Volleyball, click here