ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mount Union's women's volleyball team, ranked No. 8 in the nation, defeated Marietta 3-1 in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Friday in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.
The Purple Raiders improve to 17-0 and 2-0 in the OAC as the Pioneers fall to 9-9 and 0-1 in the OAC.
In the 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-17, 25-13) win over Marietta, Mount Union was led by senior Taylor Webb (Geneva/Geneva) who had 12 kills and sophomore Kara Berger (Mentor/Mentor) who tallied nine. Junior's Sarah Schleich (Westfield Center/Cloverleaf) and Brittany Woodard (Diamond/Southeast) notched 26 and 19 assists, respectively for the Raiders.
Schleich chipped in with 10 digs as junior Lauren Mastroine (Orrville/Orrville) recorded a game-high 29 assists.
The Pioneers were led by Keri Horton who tallied team high nine kills and Laura Mauer who had 26 assists and 14 digs.
No. 8 Mount Union hosts a Quad-Match tomorrow, Saturday, September 28 at 1 p.m. as they take on Geneva (Pa.) before facing Bluffton at 3:30 p.m. Marietta takes on Bluffton at 1 p.m. before taking on Geneva at 3:30 p.m. in the MAAC.
Short Box Score (Match)
Marietta vs #8 Mount Union (Sep 27, 2013 at Alliance, Ohio)
Mount Union def. Marietta 25-23,23-25,25-17,25-13
Marietta (9-9, 0-1 OAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Keri Horton 9-0-2; Chloe
Janson 8-1-3; Paige DeVriendt 8-0-0; Rachel Hackenberg 6-0-3; Kennedy
Clyde 4-0-2; Laura Mauer 2-0-3; Mary Ervin 0-1-0; Totals 37-2-7.0.
(Assists) - Laura Mauer 26. (Dig leaders) - Laura Mauer 14; Mary Ervin
13; Jules Moskaluk 11
Mount Union (17-0, 2-0 OAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Taylor Webb 12-0-2;
2-3-0; Brittany Woodard 1-2-0; Lauren Mastroine 1-0-0; Abby Riffee
0-1-0; Totals 59-7-4.0. (Assists) - Sarah Schleich 26; Brittany
Woodard 19. (Dig leaders) - Lauren Mastroine 29; Sarah Schleich 10
Site: Alliance, Ohio (The MAAC)
Date: Sep 27, 2013 Attend: 137 Time: 1:38