COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After winning three of four matches in their first tournament of the year, Ohio Dominican's volleyball team hits the road again to the Charleston Invitational for two matches Friday and two matches Saturday.
The Panthers will square off against Alderson-Broaddus and host Charleston at 2 and 7 p.m., respectively, on Friday, then return for a 9 a.m. match with Edinboro and a 4:30 p.m. contest against West Liberty State on Saturday.
NOTING THE PANTHERS
- Freshman Jackie Oestreich (Brighton, Mich.) and sophomore Tory Thompson (Quincy, Ohio) earned all-tournament honors for their performances at Clarion last weekend. Oestreich hit .403 with 34 total kills, while Thompson had 37 kills to go along with 33 digs. Oestreich's hitting percentage is third in the conference.
- The Panthers hit .215 as a team over the weekend, which ranks fifth in the GLIAC. ODU was solid at the net, averaging 2.39 blocks per set, which was also fifth.
- Sophomore Lauren Kraemer (Kettering, Ohio) led the team with 39 kills, hitting .282 for the week, and totaled 18 blocks. The 18 blocks are fifth in the conference.
- Sophomores Kelsey Fortney (Lorain, Ohio) and Darby Slavin (Columbus, Ohio) combined to average 9.50 assists per set to lead the offense, while senior Bailey Barker (Muncie, Ind.) topped the squad with 3.07 digs per set. Freshman Megan Hendershot (Galloway, Ohio) also helped anchor the defense with 3.00 digs per set.
- Opponents hit just .106 against the Panthers and averaged 9.50 kills per set last week.
NOTING THE OPPONENTS
- Alderson-Broaddus enters the weekend with a 1-3 record, having just lost a tight 3-2 decision to Walsh on Tuesday. The Battlers had a 2-0 lead on Walsh but dropped the final three sets.
- Charleston enters the weekend with a 4-0 mark, finishing with a perfect record at last weekend's Glenville State Tournament.
- ODU and Edinboro matched up at last weekend's tournament in Clarion, with the Panthers scoring a 3-1 decision in both team's season opener. Kraemer finished with 14 kills to lead all players.
- West Liberty lost its first three matches of the season but bounced back with a 3-2 win over Winston Salem State. The Hilltoppers are hitting .201 on the season.
Contact: Scott Miles