#11 Volleyball tops John Carroll in 4 sets

#11 Volleyball tops John Carroll in 4 sets

By Scott Beaton

ADA — The No. 11-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team defeated John Carroll 25-18, 25-19, 23-25, 25-14 on Friday evening inside the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears (20-4 overall, 5-0 OAC) were led by 16 kills from senior All-American Chelsea Huppert (Bremen, Ind.) and 12 kills from senior Sydney Bapst (Grove City).

Senior McKenna Hostetler (Plain City/Alder) led the backline with 28 digs while freshman Madison Kern (Loveland/Mount Notre Dame) added 10 kills on a .529 hitting percentage.

Northern controlled the first set, winning 25-18.

ONU trailed 11-5 in the second set before going on a 9-1 run to lead 14-12.

A kill by junior Katie Wade (Battle Creek, Mich./Harper Creek) on a set from senior Kristin Langston (Versailles) put ONU up 21-15. An attacking error by JCU clinched the second set for the Polar Bears at 25-19.

ONU dropped the third set 23-25 prior to pulling away in the fourth set to win 25-14.

The Polar Bears notched 56 kills on 184 swings with 15 errors (.223 hitting percentage) while the Blue Streaks posted 54 kills on 173 swings with 28 errors (.150 hitting percentage).

Ohio Northern will battle Heidelberg (4-1 OAC) in Tiffin on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.