Volleyball: #22 Ohio Northern (18-7 Overall, 7-1 OAC) at Mount Union (22-4 Overall, 5-3 OAC)

Volleyball: #22 Ohio Northern (18-7 Overall, 7-1 OAC) at Mount Union (22-4 Overall, 5-3 OAC)

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1 pm - McPherson Athletic & Academic Complex, Alliance, Ohio

Saturday's Preview: Ohio Northern will wrap up its 2018 regular season with a road contest at Mount Union ... The Polar Bears enter the match in a first place tie with Otterbein and would clinch at least a share of the OAC Regular Season title and the No. 1 seed in next week's OAC Tournament with a win or an Otterbein loss to Capital on Friday night ... ONU has clinched a home match in the quarterfinals of the OAC Tournament next Tuesday ... The Polar Bears are coming off a 21-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-15 victory at Otterbein on Tuesday night ... Junior McKenna Jordan recorded 20 kills on 53 total attacks and sophomore Katie Wade registered her 24th career double-double with 46 assists and a season-tying 16 digs ... Reigning OAC Athlete of the Week freshman Madi Ellis and junior All-American Chelsea Huppert each contributed 11 kills from the middle hitter position ... Ellis hit .478 and Huppert hit .321 on the night ... Through 25 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 .361 hitting percentage, while Ellis is fourth in the league at .336 ... Hostetler leads the team and sits fifth in the OAC with 435 digs while sophomore Katie Wade is fourth in the OAC with an average of 10.46 assists per set ... As a team, Ohio Northern leads the OAC with an average of 19.13 digs per set and ranks second in hitting percentage at .232 ... Huppert's current career hitting percentage of .344 is the third-best in ONU history ... Wade ranks 7th all-time in ONU history with 2,195 career assists ... Mount Union enters Saturday's contest off a 4-set victory over Baldwin Wallace on Tuesday ... Madelin DiBease had 15 kills and Marlee Peck added 14 kills for the Purple Raiders ... Kyleigh Jackson leads the team and is third in the OAC with 77 blocks and Peck is fourth in the OAC with 73 blocks ... DiBease leads the team and is 10th in the OAC with 231 kills and Carly Stepic is fourth in the OAC with 870 assists.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 306   1. Huppert 51   1. Hostetler 36   1. Hostetler 435   1. Wade 826
2. Jordan 223   2. Ellis 44   2. Irmer 26   2. Broering 380   2. Carle 168
3. Ellis 187   3. Andres 24   3. Broering 23   3. Wade 193   3. Hostetler 34

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 49-8 margin ... ONU has won five consecutive matches, including a 3-0 sweep last year in Ada ... ONU is 16-4 all-time in matches in Alliance.

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 7100-234, a .752 winning percentage, and is the school's all-time wins leader.