COLUMBUS, Ohio – After opening Great Midwest Athletic Conference play on the road last weekend, the Ohio Dominican volleyball team returns to Alumni Hall to host Lake Erie and Ursuline in league action this Friday and Saturday.
The Panthers (0-13, 0-2 G-MAC) welcome Lake Erie for a 7 p.m. match, Friday, Oct. 4. ODU will then host Ursuline the next day, with a 1 p.m. first serve.
The Black & Gold are coming off a 0-3 week, but did take both Mount Vernon Nazarene and Walsh to five sets. ODU ended the stretch with a four-set loss at Malone.
Leading the offense a week ago was sophomore Amanda Remmetter (Springfield, Ohio), who finished with 45 kills. Remmetter added 30 digs and six blocks over the three matches as well. On the season, the sophomore has a team-high 137 kills, as well as 93 digs and 23 blocks. Here 3.3 points per set rank among the top 10 in the G-MAC.
Also contributing at the net last week were sophomore Abbi Gillson (Canton, Ohio) and freshman Emilee Fecht (Hilliard, Ohio). Both players tallied over 30 kills last week, while also finishing with nine and seven blocks respectively. Fecht is second on the team with 110 kills this season, and also leads the squad in blocks, 37, and service aces, 16. Gillson has 85 kills and 35 blocks this fall.
Sophomore Carleigh Deitsch (St. Henry, Ohio) registered 30-plus assists in all three matches last week. Deitsch has 205 helpers this season, averaging 7.59 per set. The freshman has posted 20 or more assists in six of her eight appearances this season.
Lake Erie enters Friday's match with a 4-11 overall mark, including a 0-1 record in conference play. The Storm have won three of their last five outings, including a 3-2 decision against Frostburg State last Sunday. ODU is 14-10 all-time against Lake Erie, but has dropped four straight meetings, including 2018's match by a score of 3-0 (27-25, 25-23, and 26-24).
Ursuline will be off until Saturday's match in Columbus, and are currently 0-12 overall and 0-2 in the G-MAC. Like ODU, Ursuline has had its chances in recent matches, taking at least one set in five straight appearances. The Arrows took last season's meeting with the Panthers, but ODU still holds a 7-2 edge in the all-time series history.
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