Hanover's volleyball team was knocked out of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament with a four-set loss to Defiance Tuesday in Defiance, Ohio.

Defiance, which held off Hanover in five sets Oct. 14, defeated the Panthers, 25-23, 14-25, 25-22, 29-27, to advance to the HCAC's semifinals.

Sarah Quebe, a senior outside hitter from Indianapolis, and Rachel Regenauer, a freshman from Louisville, led Hanover's attack. Quebe matched her career-high with 18 kills and Regenauer equaled her season-best with 14 kills.

Alli Deaton, a freshman setter from Lexington, Ky., had 32 assists while Kelsey Wagner, a junior setter from Taylor Mill, Ky., had 21 assists.

Kylie Justus, a junior defensive specialist from Crawfordsville, had a match-high 15 digs, while Maddie Hartman, a freshman from Madison, added 13 digs and two service aces.

Hanover closes its season with an 18-14 overall record. The Panthers placed fifth in the Heartland Conference with a 5-4 record.

Defiance, now 18-12, will meet Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) on Saturday in one of the league's semifinal matches.