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.
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