Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Thursday's Preview: The No. 20-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball program continues its journey for a postseason conference title this Thursday evening as the Polar Bears host Baldwin Wallace in the semifinal round of the 2018 OAC Tournament ... First serve is set for 7 p.m. inside the ONU Sports Center in Ada ... The Polar Bears will enter Thursday's contest owning a 20-7 overall record in 2018 ... Northern lays claim to the No. 1 seed in this year's OAC Tournament after tying Otterbein atop the league's regular season standings with 8-1 conference records ... ONU swept eighth-seeded Marietta 3-0 Tuesday evening in the quarterfinal round ... Junior All-American Chelsea Huppert guided an impressive .452 team hitting performance with 15 kills and three blocks ... Juniors McKenna Jordan and Sydney Bapst each registered eight kills to finish tied for second on the team ... Huppert currently leads the team and is third in the OAC with 333 kills while Jordan is second on the team and 11th in the OAC with 251 kills ... Sophomore setter Katie Wade currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with 919 assists ... Defensively, junior McKenna Hostetler leads the team and ranks sixth in the OAC with 466 digs, and classmate Madison Broering is second on the team and 10th in the OAC with 408 digs ... Huppert needs just 10 more kills to surpass the 1,000-kill mark for her career ... Baldwin Wallace enters the semifinal round sporting a 27-4 overall and a 6-3 OAC regular season record, making them the four-seed in this year's tournament ... The Yellow Jackets arrive in the second round after defeating Heidelberg 3-2 at home on Tuesday evening ... Freshman outside hitter/right side hitter Ivy Earl currently paces the BW offense with 232 kills ... Defensively, sophomore defensive specialist Sarah Reinhard has registered 540 digs this season to top the team and rank third overall in the OAC.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Northern leads the all-time series 64-15 over the Yellow Jackets, including a 29-4 mark when playing on their home court ... The Polar Bears hold a 10-3 all-time edge when the two programs have met in the OAC Tournament ... Baldwin Wallace defeated ONU 3-0 in Berea during the regular season.
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 713-234, a .753 winning percentage, and is the school's all-time wins leader.