No. 9 Volleyball Spears the Fighting Muskies 3-0 Tuesday

Nicole Snyder (Photo by JT Higgins)
Nicole Snyder (Photo by JT Higgins)

NEW CONCORD, Ohio - Mount Union's women's volleyball team, ranked No. 9 in the nation, defeated Muskingum 3-0 on Tuesday night in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup at the Recreation Center on the campus of Muskingum University.

The Purple Raiders improve to 25-3 overall and 6-0 in the OAC as the Fighting Muskies fall to 10-13 and 1-5 in the OAC.

In the 25-19, 25-21, 25-16 sweep of the Muskies, the Raiders were led by junior Nicole Snyder (Mentor/Lake Catholic) who notched 12 kills and 10 digs. Junior Lauren Mastroine (Orrville/Orrville) recorded 20 digs as freshman Allison Twining (Perrysburg/Findlay) chipped in 11 kills.

Juniors Sarah Schleich (Westfield Center/Cloverleaf) and Brittany Woodard (Diamond/Southeast) each tallied double digit assists as Schleich had 27 assists and Woodard had 14. Sophomore Kara Berger (Mentor/Mentor) recorded four blocks for the Raiders. 

Muskingum was led by Alexa Abrams who recorded 11 digs and 11 assists in the loss. Katie Hunt and Brooke Scott each notched nine kills as Hanna Rose recorded 11 digs. Kim Seitter tallied 19 digs as Kaleigh Hendrix dished out 16 assists.

Mount Union returns home on Saturday, October 26th for homecoming weekend to take on Otterbein at 4:00 p.m. in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup.


  Short Box Score (Match)
  #9 Mount Union vs Muskingum University
  (Oct 22, 2013 at Muskingum University)
  Mount Union def. Muskingum University 25-19,25-21,25-16
  Mount Union (25-3, 6-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Nicole Snyder 12-1-1;
  Allison Twining 11-0-2; Mary Tout 8-0-1; Taylor Webb 6-0-1; Kara
  Berger 5-0-4; Brittany Woodard 2-0-0; Sara Brown 2-0-2; Abby Riffee
  0-2-0; Lauren Mastroine 0-2-0; Totals 46-5-7.0. (Assists) - Sarah
  Schleich 27; Brittany Woodard 14. (Dig leaders) - Lauren Mastroine 20;
  Nicole Snyder 10; Abby Riffee 8
  Muskingum University (10-13,1-5) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Brooke Scott
  9-0-0; Katie Hunt 9-0-2; Alexa Abrams 5-0-0; Hanna Rose 4-0-1; Mallory
  Taylor 2-0-1; Haley Slaton 1-0-0; Lane Browning 0-1-0; Kaleigh Hendrix
  0-2-0; Totals 30-3-2.0. (Assists) - Kaleigh Hendrix 16; Alexa Abrams
  11. (Dig leaders) - Kim Seitter 19; Alexa Abrams 11; Hanna Rose 11
  Site: Muskingum University (Recreation Center)
  Date: Oct 22, 2013   Attend: 127   Time: 1:00