Volleyball: OAC Tournament Quarterfinals - Marietta (11-17 Overall, 3-6 OAC) at #20 Ohio Northern (25-4 Overall, 8-1 OAC)

Volleyball: OAC Tournament Quarterfinals - Marietta (11-17 Overall, 3-6 OAC) at #20 Ohio Northern (25-4 Overall, 8-1 OAC)

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio - OAC Tournament Quarterfinals

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Tuesday's Preview: For the second consecutive season, the Ohio Northern volleyball team has been named a Regular Season OAC Champion ... The Polar Bears own the No. 2 seed in this year's OAC Tournament after tying with Otterbein in the regular season standings ... Ohio Northern is seeking its 20th OAC Tournament championship ... Northern has made it to the championship game 25 times in the tournaments 34-year history ... The Polar Bears defeated Heidelberg in a 5-set thriller in 2016 to claims its first OAC Tournament Title since 2009 ... The Polar Bears enter the contest after sweeping Marietta 3-0 on the road ... Sophomore McKenna Jordan's 13 kills led the team offensively, while freshman Katie Wade dished out a game-high 30 assists and sophomore McKenna Hostetler recorded a team-best 16 digs ... Sophomore Chelsea Huppert currently leads the team and is tied for second in the OAC with 349 kills, while Jordan is second on the team and fifth in the OAC with 328 kills ... Wade currently leads the team and ranks second in the OAC with 1,160 assists, the second best freshman mark in the category in ONU history ... Senior Megan Nieszala currently leads the team and ranks second in the OAC with 523 digs ... Huppert leads the OAC with 112 total blocks, while senior Haley Potter ranks second in the conference with 98 blocks ... Potters' 34 service aces currently ranks third in the conference ... Marietta enters the contest on a 4-game skid ... The Pioneers are making their seventh consecutive appearance in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament ... The Pioneers have made it to the championship once in the second season the tournament was held, where they fell to ONU 3-0 ... Senior Darcy Irish currently leads the Pioneers with 274 kills this season, while senior Erica Denallo ranks second on the team with 233 kills ... The Pioneers have two athletes with at least 300 assists as freshman Maddie Nader leads the team with 331 assists and fellow freshman Aly Wiseman ranks second on the team with 319 assists ... Senior Emily Peters currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with 462 digs, while freshman Sam Ritenour's 65 blocks ranks first on the team.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 349   1. Huppert 112   1. Potters 34   1. Nieszala 523   1. Wade 1,160
2. Jordan 328   2. Potters 98   2.  Langston 32   2. Hostetler 424   2. Nieszala 67
3. Potters 258   3. Wade 36   3. Wade 27   3. Langston 299   3. Broering 28

All-Time Series: Northern owns a perfect 51-0 record all-time against Marietta ... The two teams first met in 1981 where Northern won 2-0 ... ONU owns a perfect 8-0 record against the Pioneers in the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament.

Head Coach Kate Witte: Witte is in her 27th season as head coach with a 689-225 record, a winning percentage of .754 ... She is the all-time winningest coach in ONU volleyball history.