Volleyball: Otterbein (21-5 Overall, 5-2 OAC) at #11 Ohio Northern (22-4 Overall, 7-0 OAC)

Volleyball: Otterbein (21-5 Overall, 5-2 OAC) at #11 Ohio Northern (22-4 Overall, 7-0 OAC)

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Tuesday's Preview: The 11th-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team is riding a 6-match winning streak, which includes a 3-0 win at Capital on Saturday ... ONU can clinch at least a share of its 26th OAC Regular Season title and the top seed in next week's OAC Tournament with a victory in either of its final two matches this week ... Against Capital, sophomore Madi Ellis led ONU with 8 kills and junior Katie Wade had 28 assists, 9 digs, 4 kills, and 4 blocks ... Senior All-American Chelsea Huppert leads the OAC with a 1.06 bps average and a .361 hitting percentage ... Huppert and freshman Madison Kern are tied for second in the OAC with 92 blocks ... Huppert is 3rd all-time in ONU history with a career .343 hitting pct. and 121 career block solos, is 4th with 378 total blocks and is 6th with 1,300 kills ... Kern is also tied with Huppert for the league lead with a 1.06 bps average ... Senior McKenna Jordan is second on the team with 198 kills this season ... She has 1,119 in her 117 career matches and needs just 65 more to get into ONU's all-time top 10 list in the category ... Senior McKenna Hostetler leads the team and the OAC with 570 digs ... She ranks 4th all-time at ONU with 1,985 digs in 119 career matches ... Wade leads the team with 650 assists and has 3,060 career assists, placing her 7th all-time at ONU ... ONU is 110-13 against unranked opponents in the past 5 seasons, a winning percentage of .894 ... ONU leads the OAC with 213 blocks and a 2.15 bps average this year ... Otterbein is receiving votes in the latest AVCA poll ... The 25 points in the poll is the 33rd most in Division III ... Junior Tate Eppard leads the OAC with 322 kills and is third in the OAC with a .347 hitting percentage ... Junior Emily Shuk is second on the team with 228 kills and a .333 hitting percentage and junior Dasha Bruyako is third on the team with 166 kills ... Freshman Carlie Craycraft leads the OAC with 931 assists ... Freshman Bridget Oder is 6th in the league with 36 service aces.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 275   1. Huppert 92   1. Hostetler 26   1. Hostetler  570   1. Wade 650
2. Jordan 198     Kern 92   2. Hall 24   2. Irmer 299   2. Carle 371
3. Kern 177   3. Ellis 36     Irmer 24   3. Hall 236   3. Hostetler 48

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 51-7 margin ... ONU has won the last two matches in the series, including a 3-1 victory last year ... ONU is 21-3 in the series in games played in Ada.

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 737-239, 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.