The OCU Volleyball team pulled out a close road win over OCAC opponent Clark State Community College 15-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-23. Five OCU hitters had 7 or more kills in the 4 set victory. Freshman Ashley Southard had a solid match with 10 kills and a 21% hitting percentage. Freshman Rachel Briggs chipped in 3 aces at critical moments in the match.
The OCU Women's Volleyball team downed the Warriors of Appalachian Bible College 25-9, 25-16, 25-17. OCU's two middle hitters had near season high hitting percentages. Freshman Ashley Southard led the Trailblazers with 10 kills. Sophomore Linette Shetler chalked up 7 blocks in the win. "Appalachian is always a challenging environment to play in.
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The OCU Trailblazers lost a tightly contested match in 4 sets to the Cougars of UC-Clermont 25-11, 23-25, 19-25, 24-26. Freshman Ashley Southard led the team with 9 kills. Junior Kristen Uetrecht tallied 5 blocks and Freshman Tiffany Mosher had a season high 26 digs. "We continue to have great energy in that first set," stated Coach Wes Brothers.
The Men Soccer team traveled to Mt. Hope, WV and defeated the Warriors of Appalachian Bible College 5-1. The win places the OCU men with a 9-6-0 record. In the region the move to 7-0-0 this season and 22-3-1 over the past 3 years. Not bad seeing OCU was 7-50-1 before that mark in the region.
The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers won in 3 sets over the Mavericks of OSU-Mansfield 25-7, 25-21, 25-21. Seven different Trailblazers contributed kills in this victory with Freshman Ashley Southard and Sophomore Hillary Stump leading the way with 7 kills each. Southard and Freshman Tiffany Mosher led the team with 3 aces a piece.
Ohio Christian University nearly pulled off a victory in the 5 set loss to Ohio State University - Marion with scores of 25-21, 28-30, 14-25, 25-19, 12-15. Junior Kristen Uetrecht and Freshmen Ashley Southard contributed 12 and 11 kills respectively. Southard led the team with 5 aces.
OCU soccer finished a long road trip which started in Atlanta, GA; then to Toccoa Falls, GA. A stop at Knoxville, TN before a trip to Anderson, IN. OCU has not played an NCAA team since playing Ohio Valley University in 2007 and would be the first match up for an OCU team coached by Josh Murton.
OCU Volleyball loses to IU Northwest Ohio Christian University lost in three sets to the Red Hawks 16-25, 21-25, 18-25. Sophomore Meredith Fairrow matched her season high 32% hitting percentage and co-led the team with Linette Shetler earning 7 kills each. Freshman Mary Ashbaucher led the offense with 26 assists.
With no time left on the clock, Jorge Aldalla hit an in-direct free kick right on toip of the penalty area to send the OCU men off with a 1-0 win in double overtime over regional foe, Crown College. The win gives them a 6-0-0 record in the region and 16-0-0 over the past two years. "It is getting tougher and tougher to walk away with a win. Crown came out hard as they always d