Volleyball Takes Down Manchester in Purple with a Purpose Game

The Defiance College volleyball team hosted Manchester University Wednesday evening, October 18th, during the annual Purple with a Purpose game. The Yellow Jackets won in three straight sets, improving their record 4-2 in HCAC play.

Defiance came out strong with a 10-3 advantage over Manchester. The Spartans were able to catch up to the Jackets after many kills and multiple Jacket service errors. Defiance was able to hold out and win set one 25-21. The Jackets started set two slow with a 8-14 deficit and stayed behind for most the set. After consecutive kills from different Jackets and a couple Spartan errors, Defiance was able to take set two 25-22. Set three was a battle back and forth between Defiance and Manchester. The Spartans came out with the lead, but the Jackets fought back to tie the game at 9 and 12. Defiance was able to push past Manchester and take set three to win the match.

Brooke Plummer lead the offense with a total of 11 kills, and Marissa Windau was right behind with 10 kills. Madison Hollis also had 2 service aces in the Yellow Jacket win. On the defensive side, Jaidyn Patridge led with 31 digs and Windau following with 11. After the game, senior co-captain, Sydney Unger, had to say, “This was a good win for us, sweeping them in three will give us the momentum we need for the last three games of conference.” The Yellow Jackets hit the road to Transylvania University on Saturday, October 21st, for a 2pm start.

Written by Michaela Bauer

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