FINDLAY, Ohio – Three Ohio Dominican volleyball players finished with 10 or more kills, but the Panthers fell on the road in four sets to Great Midwest Athletic Conference rival Findlay Saturday afternoon.
The Panthers recorded their second highest hitting percentage of the season, .217, including a hitting mark of .400 in the third set. Freshmen Kamryn Maxwell (Norwalk, Ohio) and Emilee Fecht (Hilliard, Ohio) each logged 12 kills to lead the offense. Maxwell added nine digs, two service aces and two blocks as well, while Fecht pitched in five digs and finished with a .320 hitting percentage.
Leading ODU with a .333 hitting mark was sophomore Amanda Remmetter (Springfield, Ohio). Remmetter registered 10 kills in the match and added nine digs. Sophomore Abbi Gillson (Canton, Ohio) and freshman Madison Smith (Elyria, Ohio) combined for 12 kills and each posted a team-best three blocks. The Black & Gold held a 6-2 edge in total blocks.
Trailing by just one point midway through the first set, the Oilers (6-15, 3-3 G-MAC) rattled off four straight points to take a 19-14 advantage. After the Panthers (2-21, 2-6 G-MAC) tied the score at 23-all, UF tallied the final two points to win 25-23.
A 6-0 run, followed by a pair of 5-1 spurts led the Oilers to a 25-21 decision in the second set. Four of five points by the Panthers, including kills from Fecht, Gillson and Maxwell, had the set tied at 18-18. The second of the 5-1 runs by Findlay gave them a 23-19 edge.
Out of a five minute intermission, Ohio Dominican scored the first five points in the third set. The Black & Gold added a 6-0 spurt with three kills, an Oiler attacking error and two aces from Maxwell to go in front 15-6. ODU used another long scoring run, 6-2, to close the set with a 25-14 victory.
Despite three kills from Fecht, Maxwell and Remmetter in the fourth set, Findlay secured the match victory with a 25-18 score. The Oilers jumped out to an early advantage and never trailed after leading 7-3.
The Panthers will break from G-MAC competition with a mid-week trip to NAIA's Rio Grande (Ohio). First serve is set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29.
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