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Volleyball to Battle Baldwin Wallace on Saturday

Volleyball to Battle Baldwin Wallace on Saturday




WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College volleyball team hosts Baldwin Wallace University in an Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) match scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The Teams: Wilmington and Baldwin Wallace (BW). The Fightin' Quakers are 3-21 on the season and looking to bound back from a straight-set loss at Otterbein University on Tuesday. The Yellow Jackets started their season 18-1, but have a 2-4 mark in OAC competition since. BW did recently sweep John Carroll University on Tuesday.

The Coaches: A new era of Wilmington volleyball has arrived as Andy Riesenberg, an experienced coach at the NCAA Division I, II, III and club levels, enters his first season leading the program in 2019. The Mount St. Joseph University alumnus has spent time at Southern Illinois University, Xavier University and Ohio University as an assistant coach as well as a stint as head coach at NCAA Division II institution Lake Erie College. BW is also under the direction of first-year head coach in Kacie Ehinger. She, like Riesenberg, has experience at the NCAA Division I level having spent the previous four years as the University of Akron's top assistant.

The Players: Wilmington offensively relies on the duo of Jillian Wesco (156 kills) and Taylor McCuistion (146 kills) as the two have combined for over 54 percent of the team's kills. Setter Summer Wilbur averaged 5.80 assists per set while Karley Schlensker averages 5.13 digs per set in the back row, good for second-best in the OAC. Mariella Szrom is the squad's leading blocker with 36 on the year. BW features a balanced scoring attack as five Yellow Jackets average over two kills per set. Kathleen Egan dishes out 9.96 assists per set while Sarah Reinhard tallies 4.93 digs per set.

Series History: Since the 2008 season, Wilmington is 1-10 against BW with the one victory coming on Sept. 23, 2008. More information can be viewed by visiting the link above.

Coverage: Live video and live statistics of the match will be available will be available – visit the links above.

Social Media: Follow Wilmington athletics on social media! The Fightin' Quakers have a presence on Facebook (Wilmington College Athletics) as well as Twitter and Instagram (@DubCQuakers).

Up Next: Wilmington travels to Capital University on Tuesday.

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