COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Dominican volleyball team will break from Great Midwest Athletic Conference play for the final time in 2019, as they compete against a pair of in-state rivals from the Mountain East Conference this week.
The Panthers (3-23) are coming off weekend losses to Tiffin (3-0) and Cedarville (3-1), two of the top teams in the G-MAC standings this fall. The Dragons and Yellow Jackets currently hoist a combined 13-3 conference record. ODU will have two G-MAC matches remaining next week against Trevecca Nazarene and Kentucky Wesleyan.
Sophomore Amanda Remmetter (Springfield, Ohio) continues to pace the Panther attack this season, as she finished with 25 kills over two matches last week. Remmetter had 10 kills against Tiffin before adding 15 versus Cedarville. With her most recent efforts, the sophomore has 14 appearances this season and 33 in her collegiate career with double-digit kills. For the year, Remmetter leads the team with 283 kills and 27 service aces, while also adding 221 digs and 40 blocks. Her 2.87 kills and 3.37 points per set are both among the top 10 in the G-MAC.
Recently returning to action is sophomore Zoë Carmichael (Wooster, Ohio). Carmichael has appeared in every set over the past five matches, including the contests with TU and CU, where she logged a combined 55 assists. The setter had 34 helpers against Cedarville, marking her third performance this season with 30-plus assists. In limited action, Carmichael has 262 assists, 5.82 per set, this fall.
Senior Allie Rutter (Fostoria, Ohio) led the team with 37 digs over the weekend, 16 versus Tiffin and 21 against Cedarville. Rutter was also a combined 30-of-31 in service receptions over the two matches. The defense specialist has 396 digs in 2019, 4.01 per set, as well as a reception percentage of .941.
Urbana enters the week with a 14-9 overall mark and is second in the MEC standings with a 10-1 record. The Blue Knights are 3-2 against G-MAC opponents this season, including a 3-0 victory over Tiffin. Ohio Dominican is 33-11 all-time against Urbana, including a 3-1 mark in the Division II era. However, the Blue Knights won the most recent outing in 2017 by a score of 3-1.
Notre Dame is off to a 19-10 start, and is sixth in the MEC with a 6-6 mark, which includes a 3-2 loss to Urbana. The Falcons are a perfect 3-0 versus the G-MAC this fall, with wins over Malone, Ursuline and Lake Erie. All-time, ODU is 12-4 against NDC, but is 0-2 as a member of NCAA Division II. The Falcons won the most recent meeting, 3-2, in 2017.
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