Volleyball - OAC Tournament Quarterfinals: Marietta (11-19 Overall) at #20 Ohio Northern (19-7 Overall)

Volleyball - OAC Tournament Quarterfinals: Marietta (11-19 Overall) at #20 Ohio Northern (19-7 Overall)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Tuesday's Preview: The No. 20-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team won its third consecutive OAC Regular Season title in 2018 ... The Polar Bears own the No. 1 seed in this year's OAC Tournament after tying with Otterbein in the regular season standings ... ONU enters the contest after a thrilling 3-2 victory at Mount Union on Saturday to clinch the OAC Regular Season crown ... Junior McKenna Jordan had 20 kills, junior All-American Chelsea Huppert, junior Sydney Bapst, and freshman Madi Ellis added 13, 13, and 11 kills, respectively, to lead ONU ... Huppert currently leads the team and is third in the OAC with 319 kills, while Jordan is second on the team and 11th in the OAC with 243 kills ... Sophomore Katie Wade currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with 883 assists ... Junior McKenna Hostetler leads the team and ranks sixth in the OAC with 453 digs ... Huppert needs just 24 more kills to reach the 1,000-kill mark for her career ... Marietta enters the contest looking to snap a 5-match losing skid ... Junior Hunter Barnes currently leads the Pioneers with 220 kills this season, while sophomore Sam Ritenour ranks second on the team with 183 kills ... The Pioneers have two athletes with at least 300 assists as sophomore Maddie Nader leads the team with 470 assists and fellow sophomore Ellie Gerber ranks second on the team with 207 assists ... Sophomore April Davis currently leads the team with 432 digs ... Senior Amanda Arrowhead and freshman Brooke Trimble lead the team with 77 and 75 blocks, respectively.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 319   1. Huppert 55   1. Hostetler 39   1. Hostetler 453   1. Wade 882
2. Jordan 243   2. Ellis 47   2. Irmer 30   2. Broering 400   2. Carle 169
3. Ellis 198   3. Andres 24   3. Broering 26   3. Wade 209   3. Hostetler 37

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series with Marietta by a 53-0 margin ... The two teams first met in 1981 where Northern won 2-0 ... ONU owns a perfect 9-0 record against the Pioneers in the OAC tournament, which includes 3-0 sweeps in the quarterfinals in each of the previous two tournaments.

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 712-234, a .753 winning percentage, and is the school's all-time wins leader.