Volleyball: #11 Ohio Northern (21-4 Overall, 6-0 OAC) at Capital (9-18 Overall, 0-6 OAC)

Volleyball: #11 Ohio Northern (21-4 Overall, 6-0 OAC) at Capital (9-18 Overall, 0-6 OAC)

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 1 pm - Capital Center, Bexley, Ohio

Saturday's Preview: The 11th-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team will play its final road match of the regular season on Saturday with a 1 pm contest at Capital ... Northern is in first place in the OAC standings with a 6-0 record - one game ahead of Muskingum, Mount Union and Otterbein, who are all 5-1 ... The Polar Bears are coming off a wild 25-9, 22-25, 25-12, 10-25, 15-10 victory at Heidelberg on Tuesday ... ONU got 15 kills from senior McKenna Jordan, 12 kills and five blocks from freshman Madison Kern and 11 kills from senior Sydney Bapst to remain the only undefeated team in league play ... This season, senior All-American Chelsea Huppert leads the OAC with 88 blocks, a 1.05 bps average and a .363 hitting percentage and is fifth in the league with 269 kills ... Huppert is 3rd all-time at Ohio Northern with a career .343 hitting pct. and 121 career block solos, is 4th with 374 total blocks and is 7th with 1,294 kills in 118 career matches ... Senior McKenna Jordan is second on the team with 191 kills this season ... She has 1,112 in her 116 career matches and needs just 64 more to get into ONU's all-time top 10 list in the category ... Kern is second the league with a 1.02 bps average and is third with 86 blocks ... Senior McKenna Hostetler leads the team and the OAC with 556 digs ... She ranks 4th all-time at ONU with 1,971 digs in 121 career matches ... Junior Katie Wade leads the team with 622 assists and sophomore Kiki Carle is second with 371 assists ... Wade has 3,032 career assists, placing her seventh all-time at ONU ... Ohio Northern is 109-13 against unranked opponents in the past 5 seasons, a winning percentage of .893 ... ONU leads the OAC with 202 blocks and a 2.10 bps average ... Capital is looking to snap a 3-match losing streak after falling to Marietta, Mount Union and #15 Muskingum in the last two weeks ... CU is coming off a 25-17, 25-6, 25-13 loss to the Muskies on Tuesday ... Senior Kirsten Jutte led the Crusaders with 6 kills in the match ... Sophomore Delanie Nahikian and junior Leighann Osborne lead CU in kills with 194 and 193, respectively ... Jutte is third with 183 kills.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 269   1. Huppert 88   1. Hostetler 25   1. Hostetler  556   1. Wade 622
2. Jordan 191   2. Kern 86   2. Hall 24   2. Irmer 290   2. Carle 371
3. Kern 172   3. Ellis 33   3. Lam 23   3. Hall 232   3. Hostetler 48

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 57-9 margin ... ONU has won 13 consecutive matches in the series, including a 3-0 victory last year ... ONU is 20-3 in the series in games played in Bexley.

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 736-239, a winning percentage of .755 ... 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.