The men's soccer program came out not backing down to the #1 team in the nation, Clearwater Christian. At half, the score was 0-0 to continue the scoreless minutes started in 2009 between the two teams to 155 minutes. In 2009, both OCU and Clearwater faced each other in the National Semi-Finals only to lose in PK's.
Ohio Christian University dropped three sets to the Lady Knights of Kentucky Christian University 12-25, 17-25, 19-25. Freshman Mary Ashbaucher led the team with 4 aces and Freshman Tiffany Mosher led the defensive effort with 9 digs. "We made a lot of unforced errors early and KCU is not a team you can do that against and expect to pull off a win," said Coach Wes Brothers.
Ohio Christian University defeated the Warriors of Appalachian Bible College in three sets 25-9, 25-14, 25-17. Freshmen Ashley Southard led the attacking with 7 kills and Sophomore Linette led the team with 4 aces. "This was a fun match to watch," said Coach Wes Brothers.
Ohio Christian University lost in four sets to the Crown College Lady Crusaders 19-25, 25-19, 20-25, 21-25. Sophomore Meredith Fairrow had a season high 32% hitting percentage. Southard and Shetler led with 11 and 9 kills respectively. Mosher led the defense with 16 digs. "Our goal was to reduce our hitting errors and we did that," said Coach Brothers.
Ohio Christian University was defeated in four sets by the Johnson Bible College Evangels 23-25, 25-19, 18-25, 14-25. Freshmen Ashley Southard and Sophomore Linette Shetler contributed 21 kills. Freshmen Tiffany Mosher had a season high 24 digs. "The team had good energy in sets one and two," said Coach Brothers.
It was a good weekend for OCU soccer. On Friday, October 1st, the OCU Men defeated Appalacian Bible College 6-1. Although that lone goal for ABC was the first OCU has given up in regional play, the men rolled forward with goals from Dave Blamo (2), Jorge Aldalla, Kevin Street, Chad Dobbs and Isaac Koech. In goal, Steven Fabian had 4 saves in another standout performance in goa
Ohio Christian University was defeated in four sets by the Clark State Lady Eagles 18-25, 25-22, 12-25, 18-25. Freshmen Ashley Southard led the offensive attack with 12 kills and the defense with 4 blocks. Sophomore Linette Shetler chipped in 14 digs. "We worked through some changes at times, but the focus was not consistent," said Coach Brothers.
The Men's Soccer Game versus Otterbein College has been moved to October 21st at 4pm. It will still be played at Westerville on Otterbein's campus.
Ohio Christian University continued their winning ways into the tournament part of the 2010 Trailblazer Classic.
Ohio Christian University is host to the 2010 Trailblazer Classic and entered pool play on Friday, September 24. OCU earned the 1st seed with two match wins. In the first match, OCU faced fellow NCCAA opponent Central Bible College from Springfield, Missouri.