GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology topped Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference preseason favorite Hanover College in four sets before falling to No. 24 ranked Millikin in three at the DePauw University Invitational on Friday night.
In the opener, Rose-Hulman topped the Panthers from Hanover 23-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-13 in a technically non-conference matchup. Sophomore Bailey MacInnis led the offense with 16 kills and a .385 hitting percentage. Junior Becca Poppel also reached double figures with 10 kills.
In the nightcap, Millikin relied on a strong performance to record a 25-18, 25-10, 25-19 victory. MacInnis recorded seven kills to lead the Fightin' Engineers, and Rogozinski led the assist effort with nine.
Defensively, Razma led the team with 15 digs and Rogozinski reached double figures with 10. McLendon recorded three block assists, with MacInnis contributing two.
Rose-Hulman stands 5-6 on the season and faces No. 6 ranked Hope and in-state foe Trine on Saturday at the DePauw Invitational.