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updated: 8/29/2013 5:52 PM

Harper Falls in Four Sets to Rock Valley

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  • The Hawks totaled 83 digs in the match.

    The Hawks totaled 83 digs in the match.
    Jim Cummins

Bill Smith, Harper College Hawks Sports Information

The Harper College volleyball team fell in four sets (15-25, 26-24, 19-25, 17-25) to defending national champ Rock Valley College in its home opener Tuesday night.

The Hawks (4-3, 0-1 N4C) had 37 kills in the match, but they committed 30 crucial hitting errors.

Lindsey Murphy (Lake in the Hills, Ill./Crystal Lake South) recorded her first double-double of the season with 14 digs and 28 assists, while Melina Villaber (Chicago, Ill./Taft) led a balanced Harper attack with nine kills and added 18 digs.

Veronica Dabrowski (Mount Prospect, Ill./Rolling Meadows) was 11-for-12 serving with a team-high three aces. Four Hawks reached double digits in digs, led by Villaber and Kelly Spychala (Des Plaines, Ill./Elk Grove), who also tallied 18.

The N4C matchup between Harper and Triton scheduled for 6:00 PM tonight has been cancelled. The Hawks return to action Saturday at the UW -- Whitewater Volleyball Invitational beginning at 9:00 AM and will play four matches throughout the day.