Volleyball: Bluffton (2-6 Overall) at #20 Ohio Northern (6-2 Overall)

Volleyball: Bluffton (2-6 Overall) at #20 Ohio Northern (6-2 Overall)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 7 p.m. - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Tuesday Night's Preview: The #20-ranked Polar Bears posted a 2-1 record at the Bluffton Spiketacular last weekend, falling to then-#23 Thomas More (Ky.) on Friday and downing DePauw (Ind.) and Bluffton on Saturday ... Junior Sydney Bapst was named to the All-Tournament Team for ONU ... Through 8 matches this season, junior All-American Chelsea Huppert leads the team and is second in the OAC with 100 kills and junior McKenna Jordan is second on the team and fourth in the OAC with 85 kills ... Senior Josie Andres, freshman Madi Ellis and Huppert rank 3, 4 and 5 in the OAC with hitting percentages of .404, .353 and .350, respectively ... Sophomore Madison Broering leads the OAC with 177 digs and sophomore Katie Wade leads the league is assists with an average of 10.42 per game ... As a team, Ohio Northern leads the OAC with 420 kills, a .262 hitting percentage, 387 assists and 561 digs ... Huppert's current career hitting percentage of .338 is the third-best in ONU history ... Wade ranks eighth all-time in ONU history with 1,692 career assists ... ONU head coach Kate Witte has 699 career wins in her 28 seasons at ONU ... Bluffton is coming off a 1-3 record last weekend at its Bluffton Spiketacular, defeating DePauw (Ind.) 3-1 and falling to then-#23 Thomas More, Heidelberg and then-#18 Ohio Northern ... The Beavers are led in 2018 by senior Bethany Martini with 103 kills ... Sophomore Remi Bower is second with 78 kills and senior Erin Weisberger is third with 57 kills and a team-best 265 assists

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 100   1. Huppert 16   1. Broering 11   1. Broering 177   1. Wade 323
2. Jordan 85   2. Ellis 13     Wade 11   2. Hostetler 87   2. Carle 14
3. Ellis 66   3. Andres 8   3. Irmer 8   3. Wade 65   3. Broering 12
                  Hostetler 8                

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series with Bluffton by a 65-13 margin … Northern edged Bluffton 25-20, 25-10, 22-25, 19-25, 15-6 in the Bluffton Spiketacular last Saturday afternoon.

Head Coach Kate Witte: Witte is currently in her 28th season as the head women's volleyball coach at Ohio Northern … She owns a coaching record of 699-229, a .753 win percentage and is the school's all-time wins leader.