ALLIANCE, Ohio -- The 16th-ranked Mount Union volleyball team remained unbeaten in the Ohio Athletic Conference after its convincing three-set win (25-6, 25-16, 25-13) over Capital on Saturday afternoon.
The win, which came on the Purple Raiders' Homecoming weekend, marked the squad's 18th of the season.
Senior Kristen Gromes (Navarre/Fairless) led Mount Union with 20 digs. Sophomore Nicole Snyder (Mentor/Lake Catholic) topped the kills category for the Raiders, finishing with nine. Sophomore Sarah Schleich (Westfield Center/Cloverleaf) paced the Raiders in assists (20) and senior Dee Glass (Medina/Medina) posted five blocks.
Mount Union is now 18-5 overall and a perfect 5-0 in the OAC. Capital fell to 10-17 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
Tuesday, the Raiders take on Muskingum at home. Match time is slated for 7 p.m. The match represents the first time Mount Union has played consecutive home matches this season and is the school's "Dig For The Cure" match to benefit cancer awareness.
Short Box Score (Match)
2012 Mount Union Volleyball
Capital vs #16 Mount Union (Oct 13, 2012 at Alliance, Ohio)
Mount Union def. Capital 25-6,25-16,25-13
Capital (10-17, 2-3 OAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Katie Weilbacher 4-0-1;
Leanne Schaefer 2-0-1; Melissa Verhoff 2-0-1; Olivia Arledge 2-0-2;
Marissa Price 1-0-0; Totals 11-0-3.0. (Assists) - . (Dig leaders) -
Shannon Quinn 15; Kelly Leonard 8
Mount Union (18-5, 5-0 OAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Nicole Snyder 9-0-3;
Mary Tout 8-0-0; Mel Patterson 8-2-0; Kara Berger 7-0-0; Taylor Webb
4-0-1; Dee Glass 3-0-5; Sarah Schleich 2-3-0; Kristen Kayser 1-1-0;
Kristen Gromes 0-3-0; Totals 42-9-6.0. (Assists) - Sarah Schleich 20;
Kristen Kayser 13. (Dig leaders) - Kristen Gromes 20; Lauren Mastroine
12; Nicole Snyder 11
Site: Alliance, Ohio (The MAAC)
Date: Oct 13, 2012 Attend: 104 Time: 1:06