By Tim Glon
ADA — The No. 12-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team swept John Carroll 25-12, 25-23, 25-13 in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament on Tuesday night at the ONU Sports Center.
The top-seeded Polar Bears (24-5 overall) advance to the semifinals on Thursday where they will host fifth-seeded Baldwin Wallace at 7 pm at the ONU Sports Center.
The eighth-seeded Blue Streaks end their season at 19-11.
JCU was led by Cassie Calamunci with 12 kills.
Northern dominated the first half of all three sets, racing to leads of 15-5 in set one, 14-7 in set two and a 14-6 lead in set three.
The Blue Streaks rallied in the second set with a 12-6 run to pull within 20-19.
But the two teams traded side-outs the rest of the way and a kill by senior All-American Chelsea Huppert (Bremen, Ind.) to win the set 25-23.
The Polar Bears had a hitting percentage of .316 with 46 kills, 10 errors, and 114 attacks, while the Blue Streaks hit .056 with 29 kills, 22 errors, and 125 attacks.