Volleyball: Earlham (Ind.) (9-4 Overall) at #15 Ohio Northern (11-3 Overall)

Volleyball: Earlham (Ind.) (9-4 Overall) at #15 Ohio Northern (11-3 Overall)

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Thursday's Preview: The 15th-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team is riding a 5-match winning streak, which includes a thrilling 3-2 win over #25 Muskingum in its OAC opener on Tuesday ... ONU got a season-high 21 kills from senior All-American Chelsea Huppert and a season-high 16 kills from senior McKenna Jordan in the come-from-behind victory ... Sophomore Kiki Carle dished out a career-high 55 assists and senior McKenna Hostetler had 30 digs for ONU ... Huppert is second in the OAC with a .363 hitting percentage and is second in the league with a 1.07 blocks per set average ... Freshman Madison Kern leads the league with 58 blocks and a 1.18 bps average ... Huppert and Kern are 1-2 on the team with 126 and 103 kills, respectively ... Freshman Megan Mahon is third on the team with 88 kills and Jordan is fourth with 77 kills ... Jordan has 998 career kills in 105 matches and needs just 2 more to reach the 1,000-kill plateau … Senior defensive specialist McKenna Hostetler leads the team and is third in the OAC with 288 digs ... She has 1,703 digs in 110 career matches, ranking her fifth all-time in ONU history ... Junior setter Katie Wade has 247 assists on the season and 2,657 in her career, which places her seventh in school history ... Carle leads the team with 282 assists ... Huppert has 1,151 career kills, which moves her into 10th place on ONU's all-time career kills list ... She passed Cari Treisch, who had 1,141 kills from 1994-97 ... Huppert already ranks third all-time with a career .340 hitting percentage and 108 career block solos and ranks eighth with 331 total blocks ... Earlham enters Thursday's contest riding a 5-match win streak, including three straight 5-set wins over Lakeland (Ill.), Illinois Wesleyan and Luther (Iowa) last weekend ... EC is 3-2 against OAC schools in its non-conference schedule, defeating Marietta, Wilmington and Capital and falling to Mount Union and Muskingum ... Sophomores Caroline Mulvhill and Sarah Dickman and junior Julia Stewart lead EC with 174, 131 and 122 kills, respectively.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 126   1. Kern 58   1. Lam 17   1. Hostetler  288   1. Carle 282
2. Kern 103   2. Huppert 45     Hall 174   2. Hall 146   2. Wade 247
3. Mahon 88   3. Ellis 21   3. Irmer 14   3. Irmer 135   3. Hostetler 30

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 1-0 margin ... In 1989, ONU swept arlham 2-0 as part a tri-match at Capital ... This will be the first meeting at the ONU Sports Center.

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 726-238, a winning percentage of .753 ... 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.