Grenadiers move past Panthers 3-0

IUS Horizon

Iusvswesleyan01WEBThe IUS volleyball team blocked any chance of a win for Kentucky Wesleyan College on Tuesday, Oct. 27, winning their match 3-0 in the Activities Building.

The Grenadiers defeated the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers, 25-15, 25-20 and 25-15.

“We came ready to play,” Lesley Drury-Prather, head coach of the Grenadiers, said. “We came with intensity.”

IU Southeast stayed strong on defense with Lauren McCartin, sophomore libero, getting 10 digs, and Vanessa Stauble, senior middle blocker, leading the team with three total blocks.

Stauble and Kara Draper, senior outside hitter, both had a match-high two service aces.

Stacey Flatt, senior setter, led the team with 34 of the team’s 40 assists.

“We kept intensity the whole game,” Flatt said. “While we dropped a little in the second set, we came back.”

The Panthers struggled to get any hits, finishing with a weak hitting percentage of .153.

Emily Harpenau, junior outside hitter for the Panthers, said her team lacked consistency throughout the game.

Harpenau had the only service ace for the Panthers. She also led Kentucky Wesleyan with seven digs on

Rebecca Grayson, junior setter, led the Panthers with five of the team’s 20 kills.

Dale White, head coach for the Panthers, said the volleyball team had been struggling with communication all season.

“IUS is the kind of team where if you make mistakes they can take advantage of you,” White said.

This was the second to last home game for the Grenadiers.

The win puts them at 20-9 overall. and 6-0 in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The last home game for the Grenadiers volleyball team was Oct. 29 — senior night — against Oakland City.

The Grenadiers defeated the Mighty Oaks 3-1.

IU Southeast will begin play in the upcoming KIAC Conference Tournament on Nov. 13.

If the Grenadiers win the KIAC Tournament they will move on to the NAIA National Tournament.

The tournament begins on Nov. 21.

Staff Writer