Volleyball Resumes G-MAC Play with Trips to #16 Hillsdale and Findlay

Allie Rutter (Photo by Ryan Jones)
Allie Rutter (Photo by Ryan Jones)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a brief stretch away from Great Midwest Athletic Conference play, the Ohio Dominican volleyball team returns to conference action this weekend with road matches at No. 16 Hillsdale and Findlay.

The Panthers open the weekend at nationally-ranked Hillsdale with a 7 p.m. contest, Friday, Oct. 25. ODU then travels to Findlay for a 1 p.m. start on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Ohio Dominican is coming off a 0-3 weekend at the Midwest RegVolleybion Crossover, falling to McKendree, Wayne State and Lake Superior State. During the event, sophomore Amanda Remmetter (Springfield, Ohio) averaged 3.0 kills and 2.3 digs per set, while hitting a team-high .261. Senior Allie Rutter (Fostoria, Ohio) led the back row with 35 digs, 3.2 per set.

Remmetter has led the offense for most of the season, averaging 3.4 points per set. Her point average is 10th best in the conference. Season totals for the sophomore include 226 kills, 184 digs and 25 service aces.

Rutter is leading the team with 3.6 digs per set. The senior's 280 total digs is a personal-best during her time at Ohio Dominican. Rutter has added 76 assists this fall as well.

Freshman Carleigh Deitsch (St. Henry, Ohio) is averaging 7.7 assists per set and has 438 helpers on the season. At her current pace, Deitsch could give ODU its fourth straight season with a player averaging over seven assists per set.

Hillsdale is coming off a 2-1 weekend at the crossover, which saw the Chargers face a pair of nationally-ranked teams in Rockhurst and Lewis. The Chargers enter Friday 16-3 overall and 5-0 in the G-MAC. In fact, HC has won 45 consecutive matches against G-MAC opponents in regular season and tournament play. The Chargers have also won 34 straight appearances at home and are 12-1 all-time against ODU. The Panthers' lone win in the series came in 2014 (3-2).

Findlay holds a 5-15 overall record and a 2-3 mark in the G-MAC. Prior to losing their last six matches, the Oilers had won four-of-five outings. Findlay is 4-4 at home this season, but is only G-MAC home loss came to Hillsdale. The Panthers trail in the all-time series, 14-9, with their last win coming in 2011 (3-1).

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@ohiodominican.edu