By Tim Glon
BLUFFTON — The No. 18-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team wrapped up the Bluffton Spiketacular with thrilling 5-set victories over DePauw (Ind.) and Bluffton on Saturday afternoon at the Sommer Center.
The Polar Bears (6-2 overall) edged DePauw 25-17, 14-25, 23-25, 25-20, 15-6 and got past Bluffton 25-20, 25-10, 22-25, 19-25, 15-6.
Junior Sydney Bapst (Grove City) was Ohio Northern's representative to the All-Tournament Team. Bapst finished the day with 21 kills and four blocks.
Junior Chelsea Huppert (Bremen, Ind.) had a team-best 33 kills and seven blocks in the two matches.
Freshman Madi Ellis (Delphos/St. John's) also had 25 kills on the day.
ONU head coach Kate Witte notched her 699th career victory in her 29th year at the helm of the Ohio Northern volleyball program.
She and her Polar Bears will go for win 700 on Tuesday night with a match against Bluffton at 7 pm at the ONU Sports Center.