ALLIANCE, Ohio – Mount Union's women's volleyball team, ranked No. 9 in the nation, defeated John Carroll 3-1 in an Ohio Athletic Conference match-up Tuesday, October 15 at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.
With the win, the Purple Raiders improve to 23-3 overall and remain in first in the OAC at 4-0. The Blue Streaks fall to 14-8 overall and 2-2 in the OAC.
After the Raiders dropped the first set 25-19 to John Carroll, Mount Union charged back to defeat the Blue Streaks 25-15, 25-18 and 25-8.
The Raiders were led offensively by senior Taylor Webb (Geneva/Geneva) who tallied 17 kills, junior Nicole Snyder (Mentor/Lake Catholic) notched 10 kills and as junior Mel Patterson(Mentor/Lake Catholic) chipped in with 10 kills. Junior Lauren Mastroine (Orrville/Orrville) had 26 digs with Snyder at nine.
Juniors Brittany Woodard (Diamond/Southeast) and Sarah Schleich (Westfield Center/Cloverleaf) shared setting duties as Woodard dished out team high 21 assists and Schleich recorded 18. Sophomore Kara Berger (Mentor/Mentor) recorded seven total blocks in the victory.
John Carroll was led by freshman Leah Switalski who notched 11 kills and as freshman Kit O'Shaughnessy tallied 25 assists. Sophomore Sara Kaminski led the Blue Streaks with 16 digs with freshman Katie Cosker at 10.
Mount Union returns to action when they travel to Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, October 19 to take on Capital at 4:00 p.m. in an Ohio Athletic Conference match-up.
Short Box Score (Match)
John Carroll vs #9 Mount Union (Oct 15, 2013 at Alliance, Ohio)
Mount Union def. John Carroll 19-25,25-15,25-18,25-8
John Carroll (14-8, 2-2 OAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Leah Switalski
11-0-1; Sarah Orlandi 8-3-2; Alexa Webber 6-0-0; Teresa Noewer 5-1-1;
Kit O'Shaughnessy 3-3-2; Maddie McDowell 3-0-1; Alex Ehrett 1-0-0;
Caroline Brower 0-1-0; Natalie May 0-1-0; Totals 37-9-4.0. (Assists) -
Kit O'Shaughnessy 25. (Dig leaders) - Sara Kaminski 16; Katie Cosker
Mount Union (23-3, 4-0 OAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Taylor Webb 17-0-3;
Nicole Snyder 10-0-2; Mel Patterson 10-0-0; Kara Berger 6-0-7; Mary
0-1-0; Allison Insana 0-2-0; Sarah Schleich 0-2-0; Brittany Woodard
0-4-0; Totals 51-10-12.0. (Assists) - Brittany Woodard 21; Sarah
Schleich 18. (Dig leaders) - Lauren Mastroine 26; Nicole Snyder 9
Site: Alliance, Ohio (The MAAC)
Date: Oct 15, 2013 Attend: 213 Time: 1:28