Volleyball: Wilmington (5-15 Overall, 0-3 OAC) at #17 Ohio Northern (13-4 Overall, 3-1 OAC)

Volleyball: Wilmington (5-15 Overall, 0-3 OAC) at #17 Ohio Northern (13-4 Overall, 3-1 OAC)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Tuesday's Preview: The Polar Bears enter Tuesday's match ranked #17 in the fifth weekly AVCA poll ... Ohio Northern is in third place in the OAC with a 3-1 record, just one-half game behind Otterbein and Mount Union, who are 3-0 ... ONU is coming off a 25-23, 25-18, 25-18 victory at Muskingum on Saturday ... Freshman Madi Ellis had 12 kills and five blocks and junior All-American Chelsea Huppert has 11 kills and 5 blocks to lead ONU ... Junior Sydney Bapst added nine kills, sophomore Katie Wade dished out 28 assists and had 10 digs and junior McKenna Hostetler had 21 digs for ONU. ... Through 17 matches this season, Huppert leads the team and is third in the OAC with 215 kills while junior McKenna Jordan is second on the squad with 154 kills ... Huppert leads the OAC with a .388 hitting percentage, while Ellis is seventh at .309 ... Sophomore Madison Broering leads the team and sits eighth in the OAC with 282 digs while Wade is third in the OAC and is 14th nationally with an average of 10.88 per set ... As a team, Ohio Northern sits second in the conference with a .248 hitting percentage and leads the league with an average of 18.69 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 2,006 career assists ... Wilmington enters Tuesday's contest looking to snap a 3-match losing streak ... WC had won four consecutive matches prior to starting OAC play on Sept. 29 ... The Quakers are coming off a 3-0 loss to Mount Union on Saturday ... Freshman Karrah Wind led WC with 7 kills in the match ... Sophomore Jillian Wesco leads the team with 127 kills and Wind is second with 90 ... Freshman Mariella Szrom has 87 kills and a team-best 42 blocks ... Freshman Jacie Koontz leads the team with 180 assists.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 215   1. Huppert 36   1. Hostetler 27   1. Broering 282   1. Wade 637
2. Jordan 154   2. Ellis 31   2. Broering 16   2. Hostetler 252   2. Carle 24
3. Ellis 125   3. Andres 21   3. Sharlow 16   3. Wade 137   3. Hostetler 21

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 26-0 margin, which includes 3-0 sweeps in each of the past five seasons ... ONU is 7-0 all-time against WC in Ada.

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 706-231, a .753 winning percentage, and is the school's all-time wins leader.