Can robots expand past 15" in height in Squared Away?

I know in last year’s challenge (Vex IQ Next Level), robots could not be higher than 15 inches tall at the start of the match, but could expand infinitely tall.

In Squared Away, are robots permitted to expand beyond 15" after the start of the match?

Expansion is limited during a match. You can’t grow outside vertical limit of 15", here’s rule that describes the limitation on expanding from the game manual: