Volleyball: Heidelberg (17-7 Overall, 3-2 OAC) at #19 Ohio Northern (15-7 Overall, 4-1 OAC)

Volleyball: Heidelberg (17-7 Overall, 3-2 OAC) at #19 Ohio Northern (15-7 Overall, 4-1 OAC)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Tuesday's Preview: The Polar Bears enter Tuesday's match ranked #19 in the sixth weekly AVCA poll on Oct. 9 ... Ohio Northern is in second place in the OAC with a 4-1 record, just one game behind Otterbein ... ONU is coming off a 1-3 record at the Calvin (Mich.) Midwest Invitational last weekend ... The Polar Bears swept Elmurst (Ill.) 3-0 and fell 3-1 to top-ranked Calvin (Mich.) on Friday before dropping a pair of tight 3-2 decisions to Susquehanna (Pa.) and #16 Hope (Mich.) on Saturday ... Junior All-American Chelsea Huppert led ONU with 50 kills and eight blocks on the weekend and was named to the All-Tournament Team ... Junior Sydney Bapst added 33 kills, freshman Kiki Carle dished out 94 assists and sophomore Katie Wade dished out 75 assists ... Through 22 matches this season, Huppert leads the team and is third in the OAC with 274 kills while junior McKenna Jordan is second on the squad with 185 kills ... Huppert leads the OAC with a .362 hitting percentage, while freshman Madi Ellis is seventh at .305 ... Junior McKenna Hostetler leads the team and sits sixth in the OAC with 374 digs while Wade is fourth in the OAC with an average of 10.48 assists per set ... As a team, Ohio Northern leads the OAC with an average of 18.68 digs per set ... Huppert's current career hitting percentage of .344 is the third-best in ONU history ... Wade ranks 7th all-time in ONU history with 2,092 career assists ... Heidelberg enters Tuesday's contest after a 3-2 loss to Otterbein and a 3-0 sweep of Albion (Mich.) in a tri-meet on Saturday ... Senior Morgan Strenk set a career high with 23 kills in the loss to Otterbein and surpassed the 900 kill plateau in the win over Albion ... Strenk leads the team and is seventh in the OAC with 221 kills ... Senior Laura Schrag is second on the team with 204 kills and junior Alyssa Crusey is third with 169 kills ... Junior Anna McNabb is third in the OAC with 767 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 59-10 margin ... ONU has won 3 straight in the series, including a 3-1 win in Tiffin ... ONU is 23-1 all-time against HU 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 708-234, a .752 winning percentage, and is the school's all-time wins leader.