Women's Volleyball News
To begin the 2010 Ohio Collegiate Athletics Conference, Ohio Christian faced off against Southern State Community College. The Trailblazers came out strong and put together a solid 3 set victory over the Patriots with scores 25-9, 25-17, 25-7. Sophomore Linette Shetler and Freshman Ashley Southard headed up the offense with 8 kills a piece.
The Ohio Christian University Women's Volleyball team completed its string of 5 matches in 5 days with a win and a 5 match record of 4-1. The Lady Trailblazers defeated the Patriots of Southern State Community College in 3 straight sets with scores of 25-18, 25-9, 25-16. Sophomore Linette Shetler led the offensive charge with a season high 11 kills with a 50% hitting percentage.
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.
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 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 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.
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.