Volleyball: Mount Union Falls to Heidelberg Saturday

(Photos By: JT Higgins)
(Photos By: JT Higgins)
ALLIANCE, Ohio- Mount Union's volleyball team was defeated by Heidelberg in three sets in and Ohio Athletic Conference match Saturday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.
The Student Princes (18-6, 5-0 OAC) defeated the Purple Raiders (14-8, 3-2 OAC) by scores of 25-12, 27-25, 25-20.
Offensively, the Raiders were led by sophomore Brooke Knollman (Powell/Olentangy Liberty) who tallied nine kills, while junior Caitlyn Synek (Independence/Independence) and freshman Sabrina Ochoa (North Royalton/Padua Franciscan) each added seven kills.
Sophomore Riley Schenk (Lorain/Amherst Steele) led Mount Union with 18 assists while junior Kelly Johnson (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township) added 12.
Defensively, the Raiders were led by freshman Allison Baird (North Royalton/North Royalton) with 15 digs.
After falling 25-12 in the opening set, the Raiders led most of the second set before Heidelberg battled back to tie the match at 22-22.  With the score tied at 25, a pair of Mount Union attack errors handed the Berg a 27-25 win in set two. 
In the third set, Baird went on a six-point run with her serve to give Mount Union a 16-10 lead. The Student Princes battled back to tie the game up 17-17 and went on to the 25-20 win.
The Raiders travel to New Concord, Ohio to take on Muskingum Tuesday, October 19 at 7 pm. 

                            Short Box Score (Match)
           Heidelberg vs Mount Union (Oct 17, 2015 at Alliance, Ohio)

  Heidelberg def. Mount Union 25-12,27-25,25-20

  Heidelberg (18-6, 5-0 OAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Sarah Parker 19-0-1;
  Morgan Strenk 11-1-4; Jamie Kluding 6-3-3; Janessa Scott 6-0-3; Mariah
  Sullivan 5-1-3; Karlie DiRuzza 0-0-2; Rachel Raimondo 0-3-0; Totals
  47-8-9.0. (Assists) - Karlie DiRuzza 37. (Dig leaders) - Rachel
  Raimondo 19; Megan Mills 6

  Mount Union (14-8, 3-2 OAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Brooke Knollman
  9-0-0; Caitlyn Synek 7-0-0; Sabrina Ochoa 7-0-1; Morgan Chapman 6-0-0;
  Emma Mathieson 2-0-0; Mallory Sliman 2-1-1; Mary Beth Keck 1-0-0;
  Kyleigh Jackson 1-0-1; Riley Schenk 0-3-0; Abby Riffee 0-1-0; Allison
  Baird 0-2-0; Totals 35-7-2.0. (Assists) - Riley Schenk 18; Kelly
  Johnson 12. (Dig leaders) - Allison Baird 15; Morgan Chapman 8

  Site: Alliance, Ohio (MAAC)
  Date: Oct 17, 2015   Attend: 122   Time: 1:16