RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College volleyball team aims to end a four-match losing streak when the Quakers travel to Transylvania University for a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) contest on Wednesday. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Teams: Earlham and Transylvania. The Quakers are 4-17 on the season and 0-2 in HCAC play after falling 3-1 at Franklin College on Saturday. The Pioneers stand at 9-8 and 1-1 in HCAC play after dropping a four-set match at home to Manchester University on Oct. 2.
The Coaches: Lauren Crump enters her third year at Earlham along with her second year as head coach. The IU-East alumnae was a four-year starting setter for the Red Wolves and a three-time All-American. She holds the distinction of being the NAIA's all-time assists leader for the rally-scoring era. Kyle Walton, a former assistant at the University of Kentucky and Saint Louis University, is in his third year as head women's volleyball coach at Transylvania.
The Players: Sophomores Ashleigh Burton and Skylar Muckway lead the Quakers offensively average 3.50 and 2.57 kills per set. Burton also features a .223 attack percentage and 32 total blocks. Freshman setter Lauren Jackson averages 8.41 assists per set while sophomore libero Megan Hedinger has just under five digs per set.
In Search of a Conference Win: Earlham has not won an HCAC contest since joining the conference prior to the 2010 season. The Quakers have gotten to a fifth set on three occasions – 2010 at Manchester University, 2011 at Franklin, and 2014 at Franklin.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the contest will be available – visit the links above.
Up Next: Earlham hosts Mount St. Joseph University for a 1 p.m. match at Schuckman Court on Saturday.