Volleyball Battles No. 1 Hillsdale

Kamryn Maxwell (Photo by Sam Fahmi)
Kamryn Maxwell (Photo by Sam Fahmi)

HILLSDALE, Mich. – Ohio Dominican volleyball challenged the top-ranked team in the country Friday night, but fell in three set at Hillsdale, 25-15, 25-22, and 25-17.

The Panthers, who are receiving votes in the most recent AVCA National Top 25 poll, fall to 6-3 overall and in the Great Midwest. No. 1 Hillsdale, winners of 54 consecutive conference matches, improves to 10-0 overall and 8-0 this winter in G-MAC play.

INDIVIDUAL NUMBERS

  • Sophomore Kamryn Maxwell (Norwalk, Ohio) and junior Amanda Remmetter (Springfield, Ohio) tied for the team high in kills with eight each. Maxwell also pitched in five digs and two blocks defensively.
  • Sophomore Emilee Fecht (Hilliard, Ohio) posted seven kills and led the Panthers with a .429 hitting percentage.
  • The fourth Panther with more than seven points Friday was junior Abbi Gillson (Canton, Ohio). Gillson recorded six kills and was involved on four of ODU's five blocks.
  • Leading the Black & Gold with 13 assists was sophomore Zoe Carmichael (Wooster, Ohio).

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Hillsdale hit over .350 in the first set and used a 10-2 scoring run to capture a 16-10 advantage. The Chargers added five consecutive points late in the frame to secure the 25-15 decision.
  • Ohio Dominican rallied for seven straight points in the second set to take an 8-3 advantage and force a Hillsdale timeout. The Panthers led for most of the set but conceded the final six points to fall 25-22.
  • A tightly contested third set was again opened by another lengthy rally from the Chargers. Hillsdale never trailed after taking a 5-4 lead in the final stanza.
  • Hillsdale enjoyed a .226 to .106 edge in hitting percentage for the match. The Chargers also recorded seven service aces to ODU's one.

UP NEXT

  • Ohio Dominican will continue its weekend against nationally ranked opponents with a 1 p.m. match at No. 12 Findlay on Sunday, Feb. 28.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@ohiodominican.edu