Volleyball: #17 Ohio Northern (16-4 Overall, 1-1 OAC) at Capital (9-12 Overall, 1-1 OAC)

Volleyball: #17 Ohio Northern (16-4 Overall, 1-1 OAC) at Capital (9-12 Overall, 1-1 OAC)

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 201, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

Friday's Preview: No. 17-ranked Ohio Northern travels to Bexley for an OAC match at Capital on Friday evening ... Northern enters the match off a tight 5-set loss to Otterbein on Wednesday ... Sophomore McKenna Jordan had a team-high 15 kills, sophomore Chelsea Huppert added 12 kills, freshman Katie Wade dished out 45 assists and senior All-American Megan Nieszala had a match-high 26 digs for ONU ... ... Huppert and Jordan lead the team and rank third and fourth in the OAC with 252 and 243 kills, respectively ... Huppert also leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC with a .335 hitting percentage ... The sophomore currently leads the OAC in all three blocking categories, with 30 blocks solo, 51 block assists and 81 total blocks ... Senior Haley Potters is second in the OAC with 29 solo and is second with 49 block assists and 78 total blocks ... Huppert (7th) and Potters (8th) also rank nationally in total blocks ... Wade ranks second nationally with 803 assists and ranks sixth nationally with an average of 10.92 assists per set ... Defensively, Nieszala leads the OAC and is sixth nationally with 417 digs and is fourth all-time at Ohio Northern with 1,704 career digs ... Sophomore Kristin Langston and Potters currently lead the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with 24 aces each ... As a team, ONU ranks fourth nationally with 2.28 blocks per set ... Capital snapped a 4-match losing streak with a 25-14, 25-13, 25-21 sweep of Wilmington on Tuesday ... Graysan Braun led CU with 11 kills in the match ... Kasey Packhurst leads the team and is fifth in the OAC with 231 kills this season ... Leighann Osborne is second with 149 kills and Garysan Braun is third with 147 kills ... Jessica Gaviak has a team-best 47 blocks ... Morgan Tripp leads the team and is second in the OAC with 28 aces and is seventh in the OAC with 400 assists.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 240   1. Huppert 78   1. Langston 24   1. Nieszala 391   1. Wade 785
2. Jordan 228   2. Potters 75   2.  Potters 22   2. Hostetler 296   2. Nieszala 49
3. Potters 187   3. Wade 26   3. Sharlow 19   3. Langston 191   3. Broering 19
                          Wade 191        

All-Time Series: Northern leads the all-time series againt OU by a 49-5 margin ... Northern has is 20-2 all-time at home and has won the previous three matchups by a combined 9-1 score.

Head Coach Kate Witte: Witte is in her 27th season as head coach with a 680-224 record, a winning percentage of .753 ... She is the all-time winningest coach in ONU volleyball history.