By Josh Latzko, Sports Information Intern
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's volleyball team will participate in the 2018 Midwest Region Crossover this weekend. The 11th annual event is the nation's largest collegiate volleyball tournament held in a single venue, being played at The Academy Volleyball Club in Indianapolis.
The first contest for the Panthers will occur at 2:30 p.m. on Friday against Maryville. Following that match, ODU will play a doubleheader on Saturday, with the first match against Parkside scheduled for 10 a.m., then a 4 p.m. contest against Purdue Northwest.
The Panthers hosted Malone and Walsh this past weekend, falling 3-0 on Friday to Malone, with a 3-1 loss to Walsh on Saturday.
In Friday's game against Malone, junior Allie Rutter (Fostoria, Ohio) finished with a season-high eight kills, while hitting .500, and added nine digs. Freshman Amanda Remmetter (Springfield, Ohio) finished with a team-high 12 kills, with sophomore Alexis Young (Gahanna, Ohio) just behind with 10. Sophomore Ashton Barr (New Castle, Ind.) totaled 24 assists, leading all players. Freshman Tate Rybarczyk (Avon Lake, Ohio) tallied 13 digs in the match, as well. ODU hit .207 in the match, its fourth-best total of the season and best clip in a conference match.
On Saturday against Walsh, Barr again finished with 20 or more assists (21), the 15th time she's accomplished that feat this year. Remmetter recorded a double-double in kills and digs with 10 apiece, the third double-double of her season, including the second in her last three matches. Rutter narrowly missed recording her own double-double, finishing with 15 digs and tying a season-high with nine assists. Freshman Riley Kizer (Mason, Ohio) matched a season-high with six kills and had a pair of blocks.
Now sitting at 2-18 (0-11 G-MAC), Ohio Dominican is now eleventh in hitting percentage in the conference at .156 and has held firm at tenth-highest in assists and kills per set, at 10.51 and 11.21, respectively. Despite increasing their average by nearly a full dig per set, ODU is now tenth in the G-MAC in that category at 15.62.
Individually, Barr ranks ninth in the conference in hitting percentage at .311 and, with 7.29 per set, eighth in the conference in assists. Remmetter is eighth in the conference in both kills and points per set with 3.41 and 3.86 per set, respectively. With 4.57 digs per set, Rybarczyk ranks seventh in the G-MAC.
Maryville has a 4-16 overall record with an 0-12 record in Great Lakes Valley Conference matches. Parkside is 5-15 overall, including 3-8 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They play Kentucky Wesleyan on Friday before taking on the Panthers Saturday morning. Purdue Northwest comes into the weekend with a 2-18 (0-11 GLIAC) record, with matches against Quincy and Lake Erie before they do battle with the Panthers.
Contact: Scott Miles