Volleyball Concludes Season With Two Home Matches

Allie Rutter (Photo by Zoie Fisher)
Allie Rutter (Photo by Zoie Fisher)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Dominican volleyball team closes the 2019 season with two Great Midwest matches at home this weekend.

The Panthers open the weekend against Trevecca Nazarene at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15. ODU then faces Kentucky Wesleyan at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. The team will honor its lone senior, Allie Rutter (Fostoria, Ohio), after the match on Saturday.

Rutter is currently in her second year with the program after transferring in from Columbus State. The senior has 672 digs and 38 service aces during her ODU career. In 2019, Rutter has 420 digs, which is the fourth highest total in the G-MAC. Her 4.05 digs per set rank seventh in the conference.

Leading the offense is sophomore Amanda Remmetter (Springfield, Ohio), who has 294 kills. The sophomore has added 242 digs and 41 blocks, which are also among the top three marks on the team this season. Remmetter has 14 matches this fall with 10-plus kills.

Two other Panthers have over 200 kills as well, including freshman Emilee Fecht (Hilliard, Ohio) and sophomore Abbi Gillison (Canton, Ohio). Fecht is second on the team with 225 kills and has 65 total blocks. Gillson's registered 213 kills and leads the team with 68 blocks.

Trevecca Nazarene is 15-16 overall and 6-5 in the G-MAC. Winners in four of their last six matches, the Trojans are currently sixth in the conference standings. Last week, TNU played in a pair of five-setters, defeating Tiffin before falling to Cedarville. ODU and TNU are tied at 2-2 in the all-time series and split two matches in 2018. The Panthers are 2-0 all-time at home against the Trojans, including a 3-0 decision last fall.

Kentucky Wesleyan has already secured a spot in next week's G-MAC Tournament, as the Panthers have a 14-11 overall record and 7-4 mark in conference competition. The Panthers are currently in fifth place and just 0.5 game back from a top-four seeding. ODU won the first two meetings in the all-time series, but has dropped four straight to KWC, including both matches in 2018.

Contact: Tyler Jester