RICHMOND, Ind. – Sophomore Megan Hedinger broke the single season record for total digs and digs per set as the Earlham College volleyball team split a pair of matches on Saturday, falling to Manchester University 25-15, 25-13, 25-10 and defeating Boyce College 25-13, 25-16, 25-15.
Hedinger finished the day with 32 digs, bringing her season total to 525 digs. The Germantown, Wis., native broke the record of 511 digs by Amanda Shaffer in 1999. Additionally, the Quakers libero finished her sophomore season averaging 5.10 digs per set, breaking the record of 4.98 digs per set established by Katie Evans in 2006.
In the loss to Manchester, Earlham was held to a negative hitting percentage (21 kills and 27 attack errors). Sophomore Skylar Muckway finished with nine kills and a .300 attack percentage. Freshman Lauren Jackson added 16 assists while freshman Sydney Ameluxen joined Hedinger to post double digits in digs.
Haley Duncan led the Spartans with seven kills while Dakota Stanichuk assisted on 27 of the Spartans' 31 kills. Farren Miller and Courtney Chowning combined for 34 digs.
In the victory over Boyce, the Quakers hit a .205 clip and were led by sophomore Ashleigh Burton who finished with 14 kills and a .500 attack percentage. Junior Meredith Beed tallied a career-high seven kills while Jackson dished out 28 assists.
Earlham held Boyce to a -.108 attack percentage and just 15 kills. Jordan Gregory provided seven of the kills for the Bulldogs.
The Quakers finish their 2016 season with a 6-24 overall record and an 0-9 mark in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) competition.