Volleyball: #25 Ohio Northern (6-2 Overall) at Bluffton (4-4 Overall)

Volleyball: #25 Ohio Northern (6-2 Overall) at Bluffton (4-4 Overall)

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, 7 pm - Sommer Center, Bluffton, Ohio

Wednesday's Preview: No. 25-ranked Ohio Northern will continue its 2017 season Wednesday night with a non-conference match at area-rival Bluffton ... This will mark the first of two meetings between the two schools, as the teams will meet again on Sept. 23 in Berea as part of the annual OAC/HCAC Challenge ... The Polar Bears are coming off a 3-1 record and the team title at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational last weekend ... ONU defeated #22 Elmhurst (Ill.), DePauw (Ind.) and Aurora (Ill.) and fell to host IWU ... Through 8 matches this season, Ohio Northern is led by sophomore McKenna Jordan with 114 kills and sophomore Chelsea Huppert with 113 kills and 37 blocks ... Senior All-American Megan Nieszala leads the team with 196 digs and ranks 7th all-time at ONU with 1,483 career digs ... Senior Haley Potters currently ranks 9th all-time at ONU with a .294 career hitting percentage ... Freshmen Katie Wade leads the team with 358 assists, an average of 10.85 per set ... The Beavers posted an 0-3 record at the Heidelberg Tournament last weekend, falling to #4 Wittenberg, Thomas More (Ky.) and Heidelberg ... Bethany Martini and Remy Bower lead BU in kills with 111 and 71, respectively.

ONU Returners Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Jordan 114   1. Huppert 37   1. Langston 12   1. Nieszala 196   1. Wade 358
2. Huppert 113   2. Potters 34   2. Potters 10   2. Hostetler 147   2. Nieszala 30
3. Bapst 78   3. Wade 13   3. Sharlow 8   3. Wade 96   3. Broering 10

All-Time Series: ONU leads the all-time series against Bluffton by a 62-13 margin ... ONU has won seven straight matches in the series, including a pair of wins last season.

Head Coach Kate Witte: Witte is in her 27th season as head coach with a 670-223 record, a winning percentage of .750 ... She is the all-time winningest coach in ONU volleyball history.