Volleyball: #11 Ohio Northern (20-4 Overall, 5-0 OAC) at Heidelberg (20-4 Overall, 4-1 OAC)

Volleyball: #11 Ohio Northern (20-4 Overall, 5-0 OAC) at Heidelberg (20-4 Overall, 4-1 OAC)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7 pm - Sieberling Gymnasium, Tiffin, Ohio

Tuesday's Preview: The 11th-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team will travel north for a key OAC showdown with Heidelberg on Tuesday ... The Polar Bears are coming off a 25-18, 25-19, 23-25, 25-14 victory over John Carroll on Friday ... Senior All-American Chelsea Huppert had 16 kills, senior Sydney Bapst added 12 kills and freshman Madison Kern had 10 kills for ONU ... Northern is in first place in the OAC standings with a 5-0 record, one game ahead of Heidelberg, Muskingum, Mount Union and Otterbein, who are all 4-1 ... Huppert leads the OAC with 86 blocks and a 1.09 bps average ... She is second in the league with a .379 hitting percentage and is fifth in the league with 260 kills ... Huppert is 3rd all-time at Ohio Northern with a career .344 hitting pct. and 121 career block solos, is 4th with 372 total blocks and is 7th with 1,285 kills in 117 career matches ... Senior McKenna Jordan is second on the team with 176 kills this season ... She has 1,097 in her 115 career matches and needs just 44 more to get into ONU's all-time top 10 list in the category ... Kern is second the league with a 1.03 bps average and is third with 81 blocks ... Senior McKenna Hostetler leads the team and the OAC with 527 digs ... She ranks 4th all-time at ONU with 1,942 digs in 120 career matches ... Junior Katie Wade leads the team with 574 assists and sophomore Kiki Carle is second with 371 assists ... Wade has 2,984 career assists, placing her seventh all-time at ONU ... Ohio Northern is 108-13 against unranked opponents in the past 5 seasons, a winning percentage of .893 ... ONU leads the OAC with 195 blocks and a 2.14 bps average ... Heidelberg saw its 9-match winning streak come to an end with a 3-1 loss at Otterbein on Saturday ... Olivia Cristian led the way with 13 kills, Taylor Valentine added 12 kills and Jordann Gudorf and Amy Feczer each added 10 kills ... Feczer leads the OAC with a .376 hitting percentage and is second with 85 blocks ... Sarah Oney is third in the league with 457 digs ... HU is a perfect 5-0 at home this season.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 260   1. Huppert 86   1. Hostetler 25   1. Hostetler  527   1. Wade 574
2. Jordan 176   2. Kern 81   2. Hall 24   2. Irmer 269   2. Carle 371
3. Kern 160   3. Ellis 32   3. Irmer 23   3. Hall 228   3. Hostetler 44

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 60-10 margin ... ONU has won four consecutive matches in the series, including a 3-2 victory last year ... ONU is 21-8 in the series in games played in Tiffin.

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 735-239, a winning percentage of .754 ... 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.