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Ohio Northern Ousts Volleyball in Two Straight-Set Matches

Photo by Lizz Hadley
Photo by Lizz Hadley

ADA, Ohio - Ohio Northern University (ONU) held the Wilmington College volleyball team to a negative hitting percentage in 4-of-6 sets of two straight-set Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) victories on Tuesday evening. The Polar Bears took match one 25-12, 25-13, 25-9 and won the nightcap 25-16, 25-18, 25-4.

In match one, both Cierra Bolender and Victoria Long tallied three kills for the Fightin' Quakers. Sofia Thomas and McKenzie Stringer combine to assist on 11 Wilmington kills while Blake O'Brien had a team-best five digs. For ONU, Melina Woods tallied 13 kills and a .333 attack percentage while Hope Williamson and Sydney Eggleton both added six kills. Kiki Carle dished out 30 assists while Hannah Irmer had 11 digs.

In match two, a trio of Quakers - Sydney Geibel, Rachel Kennedy and Long - all had five kills. Thomas assisted on 10-of-18 kills for Wilmington while O'Brien once again led the back row with 11 digs. For the Polar Bears, Carle led the way with seven kills, a .500 attack percentage, 29 assists and seven digs. Five other Ohio Northern hitters had at least four kills. 

Wilmington (0-8) hosts Marietta College for a pair of matches on Friday evening.