Volleyball: #21 Ohio Northern (5-2 Overall) at Denison (3-4 Overall)

Volleyball: #21 Ohio Northern (5-2 Overall) at Denison (3-4 Overall)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7 pm, Livingston Gymnasium Granville, Ohio

Tuesday's Preview: The No. 21st-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team will take to the road for a 7 pm battle at in-region opponent Denison … The Polar Bears are riding a 4-match winning streak and are coming off a 3-0 record at the Bluffton Spiketacular last weekend ... Freshman Megan Mahon and sophomore Ava Lam were named to the All-Tournament Team for ONU ... Mahon tallied 37 kills in the three matches and Lam anchored a solid ONU defensive effort ... Freshman Madison Kern leads a balanced offensive attack with 53 kills ... She also leads the OAC with 27 blocks and a 1.17 blocks per set average ... Mahon is second on the team with 49 kills, senior All-American Chelsea Huppert is third with 43 kills and senior McKenna Jordan is fourth with 40 kills ... Senior McKenna Hostetler is fifth in the OAC with 129 digs and junior Katie Wade is second in the league with an average of 10.00 assists per set ... Huppert has 1,068 career kills and needs just 73 kills to tie Cari Treisch for 10th place on ONU's all-time career kills list with 1,141 ... Huppert already ranks third all-time with a career .337 hitting percentage and is fifth with 98 career block solos ... Wade is seventh in ONU history with 2,620 career assists ... Denison is coming off a 2-1 record at the MIAA/NCAC Crossover tournament at Lansing, Mich. ... DU swept Trine (Ind.) and Adrian (Mich.) and fell in four sets to Alma (Mich.) ... Freshman Lucy Anderson and junior Emma Woerner lead the Big Red with 53 and 51 kills, respectively.

ONU Statistical Leaders (2019):

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Kern 52   1. Kern 27   1. Irmer 11   1. Hostetler 129   1. Wade 210
2. Mahon 49   2. Huppert 12   2. Wade 8   2. Hall 84   2. Carle 56
3. Huppert 43   3. Ellis 10   3. Hostetler 7   3. Iemer 56   3. Hostetler 18
          Williamson 10     Hall 7                

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 23-1 margin ... ONU has won 3 straight in the series since the Big Red posted their lone victory in the series in 2015.

Head Coach Kate Witte: Witte is currently in her 29th and final season as the head women's volleyball coach at Ohio Northern … She has a coaching record of 720-237, a .752 win percentage of .753 ... She is the school's all-time wins leader and has announced her retirement at the end of the 2019 season.