Volleyball: #21 Ohio Northern (6-2 Overall) at Wittenberg Fall Classic v #15 Wisconsin-Whitewater (6-2 Overall) and Berry (Ga.) (6-1 Overall)

Volleyball: #21 Ohio Northern (6-2 Overall) at Wittenberg Fall Classic v #15 Wisconsin-Whitewater (6-2 Overall) and Berry (Ga.) (6-1 Overall)

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10 am/4 pm, Evans Arena, Springfield, Ohio

Saturday's Preview: The No. 21st-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team will travel south to Springfield to compete in the Wittenberg Fall Classic ... ONU will face #15 Wisconsin-Whitewater at 10 am and #4 Berry (Ga.) at 4 pm on Saturday … The Polar Bears are riding a 5-match winning streak and are coming off a 3-1 win at Denison on Tuesday ... Freshman Megan Mahon had 15 kills, senior All-American Chelsea Huppert added nine kills and six blocks and freshman Madison Kern had six kills and a career-high eight blocks for Ohio Northern ... Defensively, senior McKenna Hostetler had a career-high 44 digs from her libero position for ONU ... Mahon leads a balanced ONU offensive attack with 64 kills this season ... Kern is second with 58 kills and Huppert is third with 53 ... Kern leads the OAC with 35 blocks and a 1.30 blocks per set average ... Huppert is second in the league with a .95 block per set average ... Hostetler is second in the OAC with 173 digs and junior Katie Wade is third in the league with an average of 9.78 assists per set ... Huppert has 1,077 career kills and needs just 62 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 .335 hitting percentage, is fifth with 99 career block solos and is 10th with 305 total blocks ... Wade is seventh in ONU history with 2,635 career assists ... Wisconsin-Whitewater is coming off a 2-2 record at the Augsburg (Minn.) Invitational last weekend ... UWW defeated George Fox (Ore.) and UMass-Boston and fell to #17 Augsburg (Minn.) and #12 St. Thomas (Minn.) ... OH Chloe Buescher was named to the All-Tournament Team ... Buescher leads the team with 69 kills, Rachel Butterfield is second with 64 kills and Ashton Doll is third with 62 kills ... Berry is coming off a 3-1 record at its own tournament last weekend ... The Vikings earned wins over then-No. 20 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.), No. 14 Christopher Newport (Va.) and a hot Endicott (N.Y.) team ... BC's only loss was a tight 25-23, 25-22, 25-27, 21-25, 15-13 loss to defending national champion and No. 1-ranked Emory (Ga.) ... Berry's Peyton Breissinger was named to the All-Tournament team ... Emily hancock leads the team with 87 kills, Carson VanCampen is second with 65 kills and Bresinger is third at 61 kills.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Mahon 64   1. Kern 35   1. Lam 13   1. Hostetler 173   1. Wade 225
2. Kern 58   2. Huppert 18   2. Irmer 11   2. Hall 97   2. Carle 79
3. Huppert 52   3. Ellis 14   3. Hall 9   3. Iemer 65   3. Hostetler 22

All-Time Series: Wisconsin-Whitewater leads the all-time series against ONU by a 5-1 margin ... ONU and Berry will be meeting for the first time.

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 721-237, a 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.