Volleyball Tops Trine, Falls to No. 6 Hope

Volleyball Tops Trine, Falls to No. 6 Hope

GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology defeated Trine University in three sets and put up a battle before falling to No. 6 ranked Hope College at the DePauw University Volleyball Invitational on Saturday.

Rose-Hulman captured the opening set before falling to No. 6 Hope 25-22, 17-25, 22-25, 15-25.  Sophomore Bailey MacInnis had a team-high six kills, with Becca Poppel and Mackenzie Gossard recording five each.

Junior Alison Rogozinski and freshman Katie Orbeta had team-highs of 11 assists each.  Gossard also had two service aces.

Senior Emily McLendon recorded five block assists among six total blocks in the front row.  Junior Gabi Razma had 19 digs, with Orebta tallying 17 and Poppel contributing 12.

In the nightcap, Rose-Hulman swept Trine 25-16, 25-19, 25-23 to complete a 2-2 weekend.  MacInnis had a team-high 10 kills and three players had kills each.  Rogozinski had 19 assists, with Orbeta contributing 15.  Rogozinski also had the team's lone service ace.

Defensively, Razma paced the Engineers with 17 digs.  Poppel recorded 11 digs and Orbeta reached double figures with 10.  McLendon recorded two solo blocks and two assists, with MacInnis pitching in three block assists.

Following the tournament, Razma earned a spot on the all-DePauw Invitational Team.

Rose-Hulman stands 6-7 on the season and returns to action with the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener at Manchester University on Wednesday.