Volleyball: #16 Ohio Northern (12-3 Overall, 2-0 OAC) at Baldwin Wallace (21-1 Overall, 0-1 OAC)

Volleyball: #16 Ohio Northern (12-3 Overall, 2-0 OAC) at Baldwin Wallace (21-1 Overall, 0-1 OAC)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 7 pm - Ursprung Gymnasium, Berea, Ohio

Tuesday's Preview: The #16-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team will travel to Berea to face Baldwin Wallace in a key OAC battle on Tuesday evening ... The Polar Bears hold a slim half-game lead over the Yellow Jackets atop the early season OAC standings ... ONU is coming off an impressive 25-13, 25-11, 25-12 victory over Marietta on Saturday ... Junior Chelsea Huppert recorded a team-best 15 kills on 27 total attacks with no errors, giving her an impressive .556 hitting percentage on the afternoon ... Junior McKenna Jordan added 11 kills for ONU, which hit .316 and held MC to a minus-.083 hitting percentage as a team ... Through 15 matches this season, Huppert leads the team and is third in the OAC with 192 kills, while Jordan stands second on the team with 139 kills ... Huppert, senior Josie Andres, and freshman Madi Ellis rank fifth, fifth, and seventh in the OAC with hitting percentages of .393, .335, and .313, respectively ... Sophomore Madison Broering leads the team and sits ninth in the OAC with 267 digs while sophomore Katie Wade leads the Polar Bears and leads the league in assists per set at 10.89 ... As a team, Ohio Northern is second in the conference with a .259 hitting percentage and leads the league with an average of 18.33 digs per set ... Huppert's current career hitting percentage of .349 is the third-best in ONU history ... Wade ranks 7th all-time in ONU history with 1,946 career assists ... Baldwin Wallace enters Tuesday's match riding an impressive 18-match winning streak ... BW leads the OAC with a .264 hitting percentage, 883 kills and 843 assists ... Individually, Alicia Lortcher leads the team with 143 kills and Ivy Earl is second with 139 kills ... Taylor Brown has 113 kills and a team-best .348 hitting percentage.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 192   1. Huppert 29   1. Hostetler 26   1. Broering 267   1. Wade 577
2. Jordan 139   2. Ellis 26   2. Wade 15   2. Hostetler 208   2. Hostetler 20
3. Ellis 111   3. Andres 17     Irmer 15   3. Wade 119   3. Broering 17
                                  Irmer 17

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern holds a 64-14 advantage in the all-time series between the two schools ... ONU has won 9 consecutive matches in the series, including a 3-0 sweep last season in Ada ... ONU is 20-6 in matches played in Berea.

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 705-230, a .754 win percentage, and is the school's all-time wins leader.