Volleyball Hits Road for Crossover Tournament

Photo by Lindsay Davis
Photo by Lindsay Davis

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's volleyball team will step away from conference play this weekend as the Panthers travel to Aurora, Ill., for the annual GLIAC/GLVC Crossover Tournament.

ODU will take on Saint Joseph's College at 11:30 a.m. (CT) Friday, followed by a 5:30 p.m. (CT) match with Drury. On Saturday, the Panthers will square off against Quincy at 1 p.m. (CT) at the Great Lakes Center.

The Panthers will come into the weekend with an 8-12 record overall. ODU is hitting .179 as a team this fall, paced by freshman middle hitter Jackie Oestreich (Brighton, Mich.), who tops the team with a .294 attack percentage. That figure ranks seventh in the GLIAC.

Sophomore Lauren Kraemer (Kettering, Ohio) leads the team in kills (214) and kills per set (2.93) while hitting .241, and she also paces the Panthers with 54 total blocks and 3.56 points per set. Kraemer notched 21 kills against Michigan Tech on Saturday, the most by a Panther this season.

Freshman Megan Hendershot (Galloway, Ohio) had two of her strongest matches of the season last weekend, tallying 41 total digs, and she leads the team with 236 digs (4.21 per set). She ranks eighth in the GLIAC in that category.

Freshman Heidi Hess (Dayton, Ohio) recorded 30 assists on Saturday and has 128 on the season, while sophomores Darby Slavin (Columbus, Ohio) and Kelsey Fortney (Lorain, Ohio) have 304 and 203, respectively.

Saint Joseph's comes into the weekend with a record of 7-14. The Pumas are hitting .174 this year and allowing opponents to hit .229.

Drury enters the tournament with a record of 10-11, hitting .173 as a squad compared to .193 by its opponents.

Quincy has a mark of 6-14 and is hitting .180 as a team while its opponents have a .200 attack percentage.

Contact: Scott Miles


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