Hanover, Ind. - DePauw hit .318 in the decisive fifth set and topped Hanover 3-2 (25-20, 23-25, 26-24, 23-25, 15-9). The Tigers improved to 13-8, while the Panthers dropped to 12-12.
Peters recorded a team-high four aces and Meaghan Etling and Stearley adding two each as DePauw had nine to the Panthers' six. Jenna Purichia paced the defensive effort with 35 digs and Sera Little had six blocks, while Stearley added five.
DePauw outhit the hosts, .227-.146 with the Panthers leading in blocks 11.0-10.0.
The Tigers return to North Coast Athletic Conference action on Saturday, October 18, with a 1 p.m. match at Oberlin.