Heidelberg Sweeps Volleyball in OAC Opener

Photo by Randy Sarvis
Photo by Randy Sarvis

TIFFIN, Ohio - The Wilmington College volleyball team saw its four-match winning streak snapped as Heidelberg University swept the Fightin' Quakers 25-3, 25-9, 25-17 in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon.

Heidelberg (14-5, 1-0 OAC) tallied 14 kills in each of the three sets including hitting a blistering .609 clip in the set one victory. Wilmington (5-13, 0-1 OAC), on the other hand, improved upon a -.222 attack percentage in set one to hit positive in sets two and three. Ultimately, however, the Quakers tallied 17 kills and 18 errors in the match.

The Student Princes hit a .385 attack percentage for the match and were led by Laura Schrag's eight kills on 10 attack attempts with no errors. Five other Heidelberg hitters tallied at least four kills. Wilmington countered with six kills on 19 swings and three errors from Jillian Wesco. Karrah Wind also put down four kills for a .231 attack percentage.

Anna McNabb dished out 31 assist for Heidelberg's offense while Taylor Arbogast added 18 digs for the Student Princes' back row. Jacie Koontz dished out six assists to lead Wilmington while Karley Schlensker had 14 digs.

Heidelberg also won the serve and pass game, serving 13 aces compared to two for Wilmington.

The Quakers continue OAC play at Muskingum University on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

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