Bluffton, Ohio - The Franklin College volleyball team will be the No. 5 seed in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) tournament after concluding the regular season with a 3-0 loss at Bluffton University on Sunday.
Franklin (16-14, 5-4 HCAC) will travel to No. 4 seed Transylvania University in a first-round matchup on Wednesday, November 4 in Lexington, Kentucky. The Grizzlies finished in a three-way tie for third place, but due to tiebreakers is the No. 5 seed.
Junior Ashley Bazier (Terre Haute, Ind./Terre Haute South) distributed a balanced offensive attack with 32 assists.
Senior Mackenzie Wieneke (Seymour, Ind./Seymour) led the defensive effort with 12 digs.
Franklin clinched a spot in the six-team HCAC tournament with a 3-2 victory at Defiance College on Saturday.