Franklin Fights Back in Fifth Set, Drops Earlham in Home Decision

FRANKLIN, Ind. (Sept. 14) – After watching visiting Earlham bounce back to force a fifth set, Franklin College took control and took the match in volleyball action in the Spurlock Center gym tonight.

The Grizzlies prevailed 25-21, 25-18, 11-25, 22-25, 15-10 to improve to 3-7. The Quakers dropped to 1-9 in the first of two meetings between the schools this fall. FC and Earlham will play their official Heartland Conference match Oct. 5 in Richmond, Ind.

Freshman outside hitter Taylor Parrish (Vandalia, Ind./H.S.) posted 15 kills and scored a pair of service aces. Sophomore setter Erin Fisher (Martinsville, Ind./H.S.) chalked up 13 kills, 19 set assists, 13 digs and two aces.

Also contributing were junior outside hitter Amanda Henthorne (Madison, Ind./H.S.) with 13 kills, freshman libero Caitlyn Farris (Zionsville, Ind./H.S.) wtih 26 digs and senior setter/defensive specialist Brooke Stamper (Brownsburg, Ind./Covenant Christian H.S.) had 18 assists and three service aces.

FC next will compete in the Stevens Institute of Technology tournament in Hoboken, N.J. on Friday and Saturday.

FC stats vs. Earlham