Volleyball: Mount Union Rolls Past Wilmington

Emma Mathieson (Photos By: JT Higgins)
Emma Mathieson (Photos By: JT Higgins)

ALLIANCE, Ohio- Mount Union's volleyball team rolled over Wilmington Saturday in an Ohio Athletic Conference match in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

The Purple Raiders (15-9, 4-3 OAC) never trailed in the match in route to a 25-7, 25-12, 25-17 straight set victory.

Mount Union had a hitting percentage of .333 as a team while offense was led by juniors Caitlyn Synek (Independence/Independence) and Emma Mathieson (Tallmadge/Tallmadge) who tallied 11 and nine kills on the day. Junior Kelly Johnson (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township) led the Raiders in assists with dishing out 21.

As a team, the Raiders also had 18 total blocks with freshman Kyleigh Jackson (Galloway/Westland) having seven.

Defensively for the Raiders, freshman Allison Baird (North Royalton/North Royalton) led with 13 while sophomore Celia Barrett (University Heights/Hathaway Brown) had seven.

Mount Union's hosts John Carroll Tuesday, October 27 at 7 pm for Senior Night.

  Mount Union def. Wilmington 25-7,25-12,25-17

  Wilmington (0-23, 0-7 OAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Catlin Pauley 8-0-0;
  Kennedy Harshaw 3-1-0; Sydney Smith 1-0-1; Kara Short 1-1-0; Rheanna
  McClain 1-0-0; Ariana Neff 1-0-0; Becca Harting 0-1-0; Totals
  15-3-1.0. (Assists) - Ariana Neff 11. (Dig leaders) - Becca Harting 7;
  Kaleigh Trevino 5

  Mount Union (15-9, 4-3 OAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Caitlyn Synek
  11-0-4; Emma Mathieson 9-0-1; Sabrina Ochoa 6-0-3; Kyleigh Jackson
  4-0-7; Brooke Knollman 4-0-1; Mary Beth Keck 2-0-1; Morgan Chapman
  1-0-0; Jordyn Wyllie 1-0-0; Mallory Sliman 1-0-1; Riley Schenk 1-0-0;
  Abby Riffee 0-1-0; Toni Beuck 0-1-0; Kelly Johnson 0-2-0; Celia
  Barrett 0-1-0; Totals 40-5-9.0. (Assists) - Kelly Johnson 21. (Dig
  leaders) - Allison Baird 13; Celia Barrett 7

  Site: Alliance, Ohio (MAAC)
  Date: Oct 24, 2015   Attend: 102   Time: 1:10