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Volleyball to Battle BW in Berea on Friday

Photo by Lizz Hadley
Photo by Lizz Hadley




WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Wilmington College volleyball team continues Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) play for the 2021 spring season with a twinbill at Baldwin Wallace University on Friday evening. First serve for the two matches is slated for 6 & 8 p.m.

The Teams: Wilmington and Baldwin Wallace (BW). The Fightin' Quakers are in search of their first win of the season after being swept in two matches by No. 12 Otterbein University on Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets stand at 7-5 on the year after splitting a doubleheader at 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 second season leading the program in the spring of 2021. 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. Kacie Ehinger is also in her second season as BW's head coach in 2020-21. She previously spent the last four seasons as the University of Akron's top assistant coach.

The Players: A quartet of Quakers – Victoria Long, Rachel Kennedy, Sofia Thomas and Sydney Geibel – all average over a kill per set while Thomas and McKenzie Stringer combine to dish out nearly six assists per set. Defensive specialists Karley Schlensker and Blake O'Brien both are just shy of 3.00 digs per set. BW relies on a trio of Yellow Jackets offensively in Cecelia Stebel, Ivy Earl and Alexis Garett as all three put down over three kills per set. Kathleen Egan dishes out nearly 10 assists per set while Sarah Reinhard has a team-best 4.30 digs per set in the back row.

Series History: Since the 2008 season, Wilmington is 1-11 against Baldwin Wallace with the lone win coming on Sept. 23, 2008. More information can be viewed by visiting the link above.

Coverage: Live video and live statistics of both matches 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 will host Capital University for a Senior Night doubleheader on Tuesday.