Volleyball: #16 Ohio Northern (8-3 overall) vs. Defiance (10-4 overall)/Kenyon (2-7 overall)

Volleyball: #16 Ohio Northern (8-3 overall) vs. Defiance (10-4 overall)/Kenyon (2-7 overall)

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Saturday's Preview: The 16th-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team will host a pair of teams Saturday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center … The Polar Bears will battle Defiance at 12 p.m. before taking on Kenyon at 2 p.m. … Northern holds an 8-3 overall record in 2019 and has won its last two matches … That record includes two wins over nationally-ranked foes while all three losses have come against nationally-ranked opponents … The most recent victory occurred Tuesday in Bluffton where the Polar Bears swept the Beavers 3-0 … Senior middle hitter Chelsea Huppert leads Northern with 85 kills, 34 total blocks and 15 digs … She recorded one solo block Tuesday which moved her into third, alone, in program history with 106 … Freshman outside hitter Madison Kern has 82 kills to her name to go alongside a team-best 57 total blocks, while freshman outside hitter Megan Mahon has registered 75 kills, 27 digs and seven total blocks … Senior defensive specialist McKenna Hostetler boasts a team-high 230 digs, and junior setter Katie Wade owns 247 assists on the season and 2,657 in her career, which places her seventh in school history … Defiance lays claim to a 10-4 overall record and have won its last three matches … Sophomore Delaney Monnin paces the Lady Jackets with 151 kills … Freshman Mackenzie Umbaugh leads the team with 24 total blocks … Junior Morgan Porter has 310 digs on the season, while sophomore Brianna Wheeler has logged 407 assists … Kenyon owns a 2-7 overall record and has dropped its last five matches … Mackenzie Bruzzio leads the squad with 94 kills … Elyse Davidson has registered 22 total blocks … Katie Howard has recorded 84 digs, and Meghan Cason had 129 assists. 

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 85   1. Kern 57   1. Lam 17   1. Hostetler 230   1. Wade 247
2. Kern 82   2. Huppert 34   2. Irmer 14   2. Hall 120   2. Carle 164
3. Mahon 75   3. Ellis 19   3. Hall 11   3. Irmer 96   3. Hostetler 27

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series versus Defiance 39-0 … The Polar Bears have enjoyed similar success against Kenyon, going 20-1 all-time against the Ladies. 

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 723-238, which is good enough for a .752 win percentage and the school's all-time wins leader.