WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College volleyball team hosts Capital University in the home finale for the Fightin' Quakers on Tuesday evening. The Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) match is slated to begin at 7 p.m.
The Teams: Wilmington and Capital. The Quakers are 7-18 overall and 0-7 in OAC competition after being swept by Baldwin Wallace University on Saturday. The Crusaders are winless on the season with a pair of five-set losses. Capital most recently fell to Ohio Northern University in straight sets on Saturday.
The Coaches: Tim O'Brien enters his fourth year as Wilmington's head volleyball coach. He has improved the Quakers' wins total each of his first three seasons and is looking to break through in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) this season. A 2012 graduate of Siena Heights University, O'Brien was a four-year letter-winner for the Saints' men's volleyball, team and ranks in seven career and seasonal program records. Amanda Hubbard, a 2008 graduate of Ithaca College, is in her second season as Capital's head volleyball coach.
The Players: Jillian Wesco and Karrah Wind have emerged as Wilmington's top two offensive threats has both average over 1.60 kills per set. A trio of Quakers – Mariella Szrom, Taylor McCuistion and Amber Rox – have chipped in offensively as all average over a kill per set. Jacie Koontz leads the setting duties with an average of 3.26 assists per set while Karley Schlensker leads the back row with 4.53 digs per set. BW featured a balanced scoring attack as five Yellow Jackets put down over two kills per set. Ivy early leads the bunch with 190 kills. Four Crusaders – Leighann Osborne, Delanie Nahikian, Olivia Hale and Kirsten Jutte – all average over 1.50 kills per set for Capital's offense. Jenay Kocsis dishes out 5.15 assists per set while Jessica Gavlak has a team-high 48 digs.
Series History: Wilmington has not beaten Capital in the last decade. More information on the series history can be viewed by visiting the link above.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the match will be available – visit the links above.
Social Media: Follow Wilmington athletics on social media! The Fightin' Quakers have a presence on Facebook (Wilmington College Athletics) as well as Twitter and Instagram (@DubCQuakers).
Up Next: Wilmington concludes its 2018 season at John Carroll University on Saturday. First serve is slated for 1:30 p.m.