Volleyball: #12 Ohio Northern (13-3 Overall, 1-0 OAC) at Marietta (11-9 Overall, 0-1 OAC)

Volleyball: #12 Ohio Northern (13-3 Overall, 1-0 OAC) at Marietta (11-9 Overall, 0-1 OAC)

Friday, October 4, 2019, 7 pm - Ban Johnson Fieldhouse, Marietta, Ohio

Friday's Preview: The 12th-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team is riding a 7-match winning streak, which includes a 3-2 win over Hiram on Wednesday ... Ohio Northern got 18 kills from senior All-American Chelsea Huppert and 12 from freshman Megan Mahon in the 22-25, 25-18, 25-9, 23-25, 15-10 win ... The Polar Bears also got nine kills from junior Hope Williamson and eight kills from senior Sydney Bapst ... Ohio Northern hit a blistering .314 for the match, including an even .500 when the hosts won set two 25-18 ... Huppert leads the OAC with a 1.12 blocks per set average and is second with a .364 hitting percentage ... Freshman Madison Kern is second the league with a 1.11 bps average and 61 overall blocks ... Huppert, Kern and Mahon are 1-2-3 on the team with 159, 114 and 108 kills, respectively ... Hostetler leads the team and is second in the OAC with 344 digs ... She has 1,759 digs in 112 career matches, ranking her fifth all-time in ONU history ... Sophomore Kiki Carle leads the team with 340 assists and junior Katie Wade is second with 288 assists ... Wade ranks seventh all-time in ONU history with 2,698 career assists ... Huppert has 1,184 career kills, which moves her into 9th place on ONU's all-time career kills list ... Huppert also ranks third all-time with a career .341 hitting percentage and 111 career block solos and is seventh with 343 total blocks ... ONU leads the OAC with 137 blocks and a 2.21 bps average ... Marietta snapped a 5-match losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Wooster on Tuesday ... Becca Phelps and Sam Ritenour led MC with 11 kills each ... Ritenour leads the OAC with 221 kills ... Alissa Ginther is second on the team and is fifth in the OAC with 188 kills ... Maddie Nader leads the OAC with 620 assists and April Davis is fifth in the OAC with 296 digs ... The Pioneers are a perfect 6-0 at home this season. 

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 159   1. Kern 61   1. Hall 19   1. Hostetler  344   1. Carle 340
2. Kern 114   2. Huppert 57   2. Lam 17   2. Irmer 171   2. Wade 288
3. Mahon 108   3. Ellis 22   3. Irmer 15   3. Hall 164   3. Hostetler 34

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 54-0 margin ... ONU posted 3-0 wins last season in the regular season and in the OAC Tournament ... ONU is 21-0 in matches played at Marietta.

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 728-238, 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.