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Otterbein Ousts Volleyball in Straight Sets

Photo by Lizz Hadley
Photo by Lizz Hadley

WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Otterbein University, which is receiving votes to be ranked in the most recent American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 Poll, was dominant in all phases in a 25-8, 25-12, 25-14 sweep of the Wilmington College volleyball team in an Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) contest at the Rike Center on Tuesday evening.

The Fightin' Quakers ended the match with 10 kills and 11 errors for a negative attack percentage while the Cardinals hit a .307 clip (44 kills and 13 errors on 101 attempts).

Individually, Taylor McCuistion had six kills for Wilmington while Meghan Koch had a team-best .250 attack percentage. Karley Schlensker, who came into the match second in the conference in digs per set, tallied 10 digs.

Tate Eppard, the OAC's leader in overall kills and kills per set, had eight kills for the Cardinals while Dasha Bruyako and Amber Greeley both had nine kills. Carlie Craycraft dished out 35 assists while Ashley Leon tallied 13 digs.

Otterbein also won the serve-and-pass game, holding a 9-0 advantage in service aces.

The Cardinals improve to 21-4 overall and 5-1 in OAC competition to remain near the top of the standings. The Quakers dip to 3-21 overall and 0-6 in conference play.

Wilmington hosts Baldwin Wallace University at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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