Hanover Proves Too Much for DCVB

The Defiance College volleyball team played at Hanover College Saturday evening, October 14th. The Yellow Jackets lost their first conference match in a row, making their record 3-2 in HCAC play.

The Yellow Jackets started slow against the Panthers, with a 3-12 deficit. They were able to play back and forth with Hanover at that point, but was never able to push past the Panthers. Defiance lost set one 16-25. Defiance unfortunately was not able to stop the Panther’s offense in set two or three. The Jackets never lost hope, but was not able to put up enough points to best Hanover. Defiance lost the last two sets of the night 13-25 and 12-25.

Morgan Porter led the night offensively with 5 kills. Jenni Davis and Brooke Plummer were right behind with 4 kills a piece. Defensively, Marissa Windau led the Jackets with Jaidyn Patridge not far behind with 8 and 6 digs respectively. Windau said, “ As a team, we never gave up. Which is a large step for us. Something we have really been working on is perseverance.” She also mentioned, “ To come back from the losses, all we can do is stick together and learn from each experience. No one likes losing, but it prepares us even better for next time.” The Defiance College volleyball team is back in action Wednesday night, October 18th, at 7pm. This will also be the volleyball team’s annual “Purple with a Purpose” game for awareness of Pancreatic Cancer.

Written by Michaela Bauer

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