COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sophomore Madison Smith (Elyria, Ohio) posted Ohio Dominican volleyball's first double-double of the season and classmate Emilee Fecht (Hilliard, Ohio) added 13 kills as the No. 20 Panthers swept Ohio Valley at home Tuesday night, 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-8).
- The nationally ranked Panthers improved to 6-1 overall with the win. ODU is now 3-0 at home this winter.
- With the loss, Ohio Valley drops to 0-7 on the season.
- Smith was one of three players for ODU with double-digit kills, as she finished the match with 10. The sophomore also collected 16 digs. Both mark new career highs for Smith.
- Fecht posted six of her team-high 13 kills in the final set. The sophomore hit .375 over three games and added four digs to go with a team-high four blocks defensively.
- Tallying four kills in the first and third sets, sophomore Kamryn Maxwell (Norwalk, Ohio) finished with 10 in the match. Maxwell hit a team-best .429 and had five digs.
- In the back row, freshman Kelsey Shoup (Dalton, Ohio) recorded a career high 19 digs. Shoup also registered multiple aces for the first time in her young collegiate career.
- Junior Zoe Carmichael (Wooster, Ohio) and sophomore Carleigh Deitsch (St. Henry, Ohio) combined for 37 of ODU's 45 assists, posting 19 and 18 respectively.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Panthers trailed for just five rallies in the entire match and were never behind in an opening-set, 25-20 win.
- Sophomore Amanda Remmetter (Springfield, Ohio) led ODU in the first set with five kills. The duo of Remmetter and Maxwell combined for nine of the Panthers 19 kills in the opening game.
- The Black & Gold forced OVU into a negative hitting percentage in each of the last two sets. ODU's offensive efforts were highlighted by .341 and .412 hitting percentages in sets 1 and 3, respectively.
- Overall, the Panthers outhit the Fighting Scots .310 to .018. ODU has now hit over .300 in four of seven matches this season.
- Defense at the net was also key for the Panthers, particularly late, as ODU enjoyed a 6-1 match advantage in blocks. All six blocks for the Black & Gold came in the final two sets, including four in Game Two.
- Ohio Dominican will stay in the comforts of Alumni Hall for its next match, a 7 p.m. date with Cedarville on Friday, Feb. 19.
Contact: Tyler Jester