SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Indiana University South Bend volleyball extended its winning streak to five on Saturday afternoon, defeating Indiana University Northwest by a score of 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-10). The Titans are now 6-5 overall and 3-1 in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.
Entering Saturday’s contest both the Titans and RedHawks boasted a four-game winning streak until IUSB stormed past the RedHawks inside the Student Activities Center, picking up its first win at home this season.
As a team, the Titans attacked at a .233 rate with an impressive .344 clip in the first set off 13 kills on 32 attempts and two errors. IUSB held IUN to a minimal -.019 attacking percentage, forcing 24 total errors on 106 attempts with 20 kills. IUSB added 38 totals kills, led by junior transfer Hannah Marchand as the Sturgis, Mich. native tallied the game-high 11 kills.
Sophomore McKenzie Powell added a game-high 30 assists, recording more assists then the entire RedHawks squad on the afternoon. With her performance, Powell now has moved up in the ranks in Titan history with 1210 total assists, good for fourth in the record book. The Rolling Prairie, Ind. , native also tied a team-high 12 digs to record another double-double on the season.
Senior Robbie Berg nearly missed out on a double-double, recording nine kills and 11 digs. Senior Samantha Hockstra tied Powell with 12 digs on the day while Marchand and junior Julie Brown both added four block assists.
The Titans remain home on Tuesday, Sept. 17, welcoming CCAC opponent Judson University at 7:00 p.m. inside the SAC.