Volleyball: #23 Ohio Northern (17-7 Overall, 6-1 OAC) at Otterbein (19-6 Overall, 7-0 OAC)

Volleyball: #23 Ohio Northern (17-7 Overall, 6-1 OAC) at Otterbein (19-6 Overall, 7-0 OAC)

Tuesday, October 24, 2018, 7 pm - Rike Center, Westerville, Ohio

Tuesday's Preview: Ohio Northern will travel to Otterbein for a showdown between the OAC's top two teams in the regular season standings on Tuesday evening at the Rike Center ... The Polar Bears can claim a share of the OAC Regular Season title and the No. 1 seed in next week's OAC Tournament with a victory on Tuesday and a victory at Mount Union in the regular season finale on Saturday ... An Otterbein victory would give the Cardinals the outright OAC Regular Season crown and the No. 1 seed in next week's OAC Tournament ... The Polar Bears are coming off a 25-15, 25-19, 25-10 victory over Capital on Senior Day on Saturday ... Senior All-American Chelsea Huppert had 10 kills and freshman Madi Ellis added nine kills to lead ONU ... Through 24 matches this season, Huppert leads the team and is third in the OAC with 295 kills while junior McKenna Jordan is second on the squad with 203 kills ... Huppert leads the team and is second in the OAC with a .3563 hitting percentage, while Ellis is second in the league at .328 ... Hostetler leads the team and sits fifth in the OAC with 418 digs while sophomore Katie Wade is fourth in the OAC with an average of 10.40 assists per set ... As a team, Ohio Northern leads the OAC with an average of 18.99 digs per set and ranks second in hitting percentage at .232 ... Huppert's current career hitting percentage of .345 is the third-best in ONU history ... Wade ranks 7th all-time in ONU history with 2,149 career assists ... Otterbein enters Tuesday night's contest riding an 11-match OAC winning streak, dating to last season ... Senior All-American Hadley Sterett leads the OAC and is 13th in the country with an average of 4.25 kills per set ... Tate Eppard is fifth in the OAC with a .316 hitting percentage and Andrea Miller leads the OAC with an average of 11.07 assists per set.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 295   1. Huppert 51   1. Hostetler 35   1. Hostetler 418   1. Wade 780
2. Jordan 203   2. Ellis 42   2. Irmer 23   2. Broering 361   2. Carle 168
3. Ellis 176   3. Andres 24   3. Broering 21   3. Wade 177   3. Irmer 30
                                  Hostetler 30

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 50-7 record ... ONU is 20-4 all-time in matches in Westerville ... Ottberin won two of three meetings last season, winning in the regular season 3-0 and in the OAC Tournament finals 3-0, before Ohio Northern won 3-0 in the Second Round of the NCAA III Tournament.

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 709-234, a .752 winning percentage, and is the school's all-time wins leader.