Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Thursday's Preview: The No. 12-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team won its fourth consecutive OAC Regular Season title in 2019 ... The Polar Bears own the No. 1 seed in this year's OAC Tournament after tying with Muskingum in the regular season standings ... ONU advanced to the OAC Tournament Semifinals for the 35th time in the 36-year history of the tournament with a 25-12, 25-23, 25-13 sweep of John Carroll in the quarterfinals on Tuesday ... Senior Sydney Bapst had 14 kills and hit .452 and senior McKenna Jordan had 11 kills and hit .417 to lead the ONU offense ... Senior All-American Chelsea Huppert is third in the OAC with a 1.01 bps average and a .348 hitting percentage and leads the team with 305 kills ... She is 3rd all-time in ONU history with a career .340 hitting pct. and 122 career block solos, is 4th with 385 total blocks and is 6th with 1,330 kills ... Freshman Madison Kern leads the OAC with 1.06 bps and is second with 104 blocks ... Jordan is second on the team with 225 kills this season ... She has 1,146 career kills and needs just 30 more to get into ONU's all-time top 10 list in the category ... Senior McKenna Hostetler leads the team and the OAC with 619 digs ... She ranks 4th all-time at ONU with career 2,034 digs ... ONU is 112-14 against unranked opponents in the past 5 seasons, a winning percentage of .890 ... ONU leads the OAC with 236 blocks, a 2.15 bps average and 2,119 digs this year ... Baldwin Wallace enters Thursday's semifinal contest as the #5 seed and is riding a 4-match winning streak ... BW advanced with a 21-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-22 victory at #4 seed Heidelberg on Tuesday ... Junior Kail Nicholas had a career-high 15 kills and sophomore Ivy Earl had 14 kills in the win over HU ... Earl leads the team with 289 kills, junior Taylor Brown is second with 242 kills and junior Alexis Garrett is third with 218 kills ... Brown also leads the team with 59 blocks ... Earl is second the OAC with 44 service aces and junior Kathleen Egan is second in the league with 1,000 assists.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Northern leads the all-time series with Baldwin Wallace by a 66-15 margin ... Ohio Northern has won 2 straight and 11 of the last 12 matches in the series ... Northern is 31-4 in games played in Ada in the series ... This season, ONU won 25-17, 25-27, 25-20, 25-11 in Ada during the regular season ... ONU owns an 11-3 record against the Yellow Jackets in the OAC tournament.
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 739-240, 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.