Volleyball: Mount Union Loses Four Set Match to Muskingum

Brooke Knollman (Photos By: JT Higgins)
Brooke Knollman (Photos By: JT Higgins)

NEW CONCORD, Ohio- Mount Union's volleyball team was defeated by Muskingum in four sets in New Concord, Ohio Tuesday.

The Fighting Muskies (18-8, 4-2 OAC) defeated the Purple Raiders (14-9, 3-3 OAC) by scores of 25-27, 25-23, 16-25 and 17-25.

Sophomore right side hitter Brooke Knollman (Powell/Olentangy Liberty) sparked the offense with a team-high of 15 kills and also tallied four blocks. Sophomore outside hitter Morgan Chapman (Seven Fields, Pa./Seneca Falls) added nine kills to the offense along with having 18 digs.

Sophomore setter Riley Schenk (Lorain/Amherst Steele) led the team in assists with 25 while junior setter Kelly Johnson (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township) dished out 18 assists for the team.

Defensively, freshman defensive specialist Allison Baird (North Royalton/North Royalton) led the Raiders with 38 digs.

The Raiders fell short in the first set losing 25-27. They came out strong offensively in the second set having a hitting percentage of .245 as a team and winning 25-23. While the Muskies fell short, they would respond with a 16-25 victory in set three. Muskingum would go on to win the next set 17-25.

The Raiders are back in action hosting Wilmington Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1 pm in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

  Muskingum def. Mount Union 27-25,23-25,25-16,25-17

  Mount Union (18-8, 4-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Brooke Knollman 15-0-4;
  Morgan Chapman 9-0-0; Caitlyn Synek 7-0-0; Mallory Sliman 7-0-0;
  Sabrina Ochoa 5-0-0; Mary Beth Keck 3-0-2; Kyleigh Jackson 1-0-2;
  Riley Schenk 1-1-0; Abby Riffee 0-1-0; Totals 48-2-6.0. (Assists) -
  Riley Schenk 25; Kelly Johnson 18. (Dig leaders) - Allison Baird 38;
  Morgan Chapman 18; Abby Riffee 13; Riley Schenk 11; Kelly Johnson 10;
  Sabrina Ochoa 9

  Muskingum (14-9, 3-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Taylour Fatheree 19-0-4;
  Katie Hunt 18-0-2; Ashley Reynolds 14-0-1; Chloe Brandewie 10-0-2;
  Brooke Scott 2-0-0; Taylor Mathews 1-1-2; Lane Browning 0-1-0; Jordan
  Youngs 0-2-0; Totals 64-4-8.0. (Assists) - Taylor Mathews 54. (Dig
  leaders) - Deidre Prince 26; Taylor Mathews 19; Courtney Nestoff 19;
  Jordan Youngs 11; Lane Browning 10

  Site: New Concord, Ohio (Recreation Center)
  Date: Oct 20, 2015   Attend: 154   Time: 2:00