Volleyball: #17 Ohio Northern (12-4 Overall, 2-1 OAC) at Muskingum (18-2 Overall, 2-0 OAC)

Volleyball: #17 Ohio Northern (12-4 Overall, 2-1 OAC) at Muskingum (18-2 Overall, 2-0 OAC)

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 1 pm - Steele Center, New Concord, Ohio

Saturday's Preview: The #17-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team will travel to New Concord to face Muskingum in a key OAC battle on Saturday ... ONU currently sits in fifth place in the early OAC standings, but at 2-1 is just one-half game out of first place as four teams are tied at 2-0 ... The Polar Bears are looking to bounce back from a 3-0 loss at Baldwin Wallace on Tuesday ... Junior Chelsea Huppert led ONU with 12 kills and junior McKenna Jordan added 9 kills for ONU ... Through 16 matches this season, Huppert leads the team and the OAC and is 16th nationally with a .387 hitting percentage and is third in the OAC with a team-best 204 kills, while Jordan stands second on the team with 148 kills ... Senior Josie Andres ranks fifth in the OAC with a .330 hitting percentage ... Sophomore Madison Broering leads the team and sits ninth in the OAC with 277 digs while sophomore Katie Wade leads the Polar Bears, is second in the league and is 11th nationally in assists per set at 10.88 ... As a team, Ohio Northern is second in the conference with a .250 hitting percentage and leads the league with an average of 18.55 digs per set ... Huppert's current career hitting percentage of .348 is the third-best in ONU history ... Wade ranks 7th all-time in ONU history with 1,978 career assists ... Muskingum enters Tuesday's match riding an impressive 11-match winning streak and at 18-2 is off to its best start since 1999 ... MU is coming off a 25-14, 25-19, 25-11 win over Wilmington on Tuesday ... Sophomore Brooke Fatheree leads the team and is second in the OAC with 257 kills ... Sophomore Brynn Guist is second on the team with 191 and freshman Carson Miller is third with 166 ... Jessica Cottle is fourth in the OAC with 343 digs and Erin Dickson leads the league with 745 assists.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 204   1. Huppert 31   1. Hostetler 27   1. Broering 277   1. Wade 609
2. Jordan 148   2. Ellis 26   2. Broering 16   2. Hostetler 231   2. Carle 24
3. Ellis 113   3. Andres 17   3. Irmer 15   3. Wade 127   3. Hostetler 21
                  Wade 15                
                  Sharlow 15                

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 59-13 margin ... ONU has won 19 consecutive matches in the series dating to 2002, including a 3-0 sweep last season in Ada ... ONU is 18-7 in matches played in New Concord.

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 705-231, a .753 win percentage, and is the school's all-time wins leader.