Leafs News
Swartzendruber, Maust Post Double-Digit Kills In League Defeat
News Photo
Goshen (5-4; 0-1)292521181
Huntington (5-2; 1-0)311725253
Huntington, IN
GoshenIndv. LeadersHuntington
#10 Christy Swartzendruber - 16Kills #7 Tailor Schultheis - 16
#9 Darienne Maust - 4Blocks 2 Players (#14,#20) - 4
#7 MacKinnon Tracy - 18Digs #1 Kate Cobb - 30
2 Players (#4,#10) - 2Aces #13 Nicole Flickinger - 2
GoshenTeam StatisticsHuntington
0.192Hitting %: 0.207
7.0Blocks: 7.0
88Digs: 92
4Aces: 5
Women's Volleyball - Thu, Aug. 31, 2017

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Senior Christy Swartzendruber piled up 16 kills and freshman Darienne Maust added 10, but Huntington University got 16 winners of its own from Tailor Schultheis and powered past Goshen College in four sets in each team's Crossroads League women's volleyball opener Wednesday in Platt Arena.

The Foresters (5-2, 1-0) saved three set points before claiming a marathon opening stanza 31-29: the two sides combined for 39 winners in the first 60 points. Goshen (5-4, 0-1) used a 6-1 run to take the lead in the second set and a 6-0 run later on to seal it, leveling the match 25-18.

After 13 ties in the third set, a 7-2 Huntington spurt buoyed them to a 25-21 win, and Goshen never led after 3-2 in the fourth as the hosts finished the match with a 25-18 set of their own.

HU put four players into double figures in the kills column, following Schultheis with 12 from Brandy Michie, 11 from Josie Beaver and 10 from Danielle Gurwell. Beaver hit .435, more than doubling her team's hitting percentage, with one miscue in 23 tries.

Huntington's Breanna Levings edged out Goshen's Ally Roehr 24-23 for high set honors and Forester libero Kate Cobb paced all players with 30 digs. MacKinnon Tracy defended 18 attacks, Swartzendruber 15 and Roehr 14 for the Maple Leafs.

Maust, Michie and Huntington's Lauren Cresse led all players with four blocks, while Beaver and Goshen's Meghan Gerke added solo stuffs.

The loss means Goshen coach Jim Routhier will have to wait six more days for another crack at his 600th win, combining 22 seasons and 472 victories at Concord High School with eight-plus years on the GC sideline. Fittingly, his next chance will come against a former pupil: 1988 Concord alumna Tami Miller coaches Anderson University, which will visit Gunden Gymnasium for Goshen's home opener at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

More, including comments from Routhier, to come when available.