DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance routed Earlham in a 3-1 loss making the Quakers 1-1 in the Heartland Athletic Collegiate Conference.
Earlham did very well throughout the match on both sides of the ball. Defiance did not outpace Earlham on defense. As a team the Yellow Jackets recorded 71 digs to Earlham's 67, but they did have five more blocks than the Quakers. Offensively, Defiance only had 44 kills to the Quakers 42, and only one more service ace.
The difference maker for Earlham was the amount of errors the Quakers made. Earlham had 31 attack errors in comparison to Defiance's 10. Those points made all the difference in Defiance pulling ahead in each of their winning sets to clench their victory.
Earlham's highest kill percentage of .250 was in the second set, which they won 25-18. Both Sarah Dickman and Ashleigh Burton tied for the most kills with 13 each. Lauren Jackson was responsible for 35 of Earlham's 42 kills and Megan Hedinger was the team leader in digs with 26.
Earlham women's volleyball will be back on the road this weekend for a tournament against the Heartland Athletic Collegiate Conference's (HCAC) Franklin on Saturday, October 6 at 12:00pm and Kalamazoo at 2:00pm.