Volleyball: Hiram (11-6 Overall) at #12 Ohio Northern (12-3 Overall)

Volleyball: Hiram (11-6 Overall) at #12 Ohio Northern (12-3 Overall)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Wednesday's Preview: The 12th-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team is riding a 6-match winning streak, which includes a 3-1 win over Earlham (Ind.) on Thursday ... Senior McKenna Jordan surpassed the 1,000-kill plateau for her career, finishing the night with 12 kills, giving her 1,010 in her 106 career matches ... Senior All-American Chelsea Huppert had a match-high 15 kills, sophomore Kiki Carle dished out 47 assists and senior McKenna Hostetler had 28 digs for ONU ... Huppert was named the OAC Offensive Player of the Week and Hostetler was named the OAC Defensive Player of the Week last week ... Huppert leads the OAC with a .363 hitting percentage and a 1.15 blocks per set average ... Freshman Madison Kern is second the league with 60 blocks and a 1.13 bps average ... Huppert and Kern are 1-2 on the team with 141 and 110 kills, respectively ... Freshman Megan Mahon is third on the team with 96 kills and Jordan is fourth with 89 kills ... Hostetler leads the team and is third in the OAC with 316 digs ... She has 1,731 digs in 111 career matches, ranking her fifth all-time in ONU history ... Carle leads the team with 329 assists ... Huppert has 1,166 career kills, which moves her into 10th place on ONU's all-time career kills list ... Huppert already ranks third all-time with a career .341 hitting percentage and 110 career block solos ... She also ranks seventh with 339 total blocks ... ONU leads the OAC with 130 blocks and a 2.28 bps avreage ... Hiram enters Wednesday's contest looking to snap a 3-match losing streak, falling to #25 Heidelberg, #22 Wittenberg and DePauw (Ind.) ... HC is 3-4 this season against OAC teams ... Juniors Kayla Cole, Kiara Franks and Lindsey Walker lead the Terriers in kills with 188, 161 and 161, respectively ... Junior Jaya Martin has 92 kills and a team-best 57 blocks ... Freshman Emily Chrustic leads the team with 564 assists.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 141   1. Kern 60   1. Hall 18   1. Hostetler  316   1. Carle 329
2. Kern 110   2. Huppert 53     Lam 17   2. Irmer 156   2. Wade 247
3. Mahon 96   3. Ellis 22   3. Irmer 15   3. Hall 155   3. Hostetler 31

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 13-1 margin ... ONU won the last meeting in 2008 at the ONU Invitational after HC posted its only win in the series in 2006.

Head Coach Kate Witte: Witte is currently in her 29th season as the head women's volleyball coach at Ohio Northern … She owns a coaching record of 727-238, a winning percentage of .753 ... She is the school's all-time wins leader. ... She is the school's all-time wins leader and has announced her retirement at the end of the 2019 season.