Volleyball: Mount Union Drops Last Match of Season to No. 25 Ohio Northern in OAC Tournament

(Photos By: JT Higgins)
(Photos By: JT Higgins)

ADA, Ohio- Mount Union's volleyball team dropped their last match of the season to No. 25 Ohio Northern in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Tuesday.

The Purple Raiders (15-13) were defeated by the Polar Bears (23-5) by scores of 20-25, 12-25, and 23-25.

Offensively, Mount Union was led by Brooke Knollman (Powell/Olentangy Liberty) with 12 kills. Riley Schenk (Lorain/Amherst Steele) sparked the offense leading the team with 23 assists. Defensively, Allison Baird led the team with 25 digs.

In the first set the Raiders kept it a close game with four ties but the Polar Bears pulled it out with a 25-20 win. The second set, Ohio Northern started out with a fast 4-1 lead and led the rest of the game defeating Mount Union 25-12.

The Polar Bears led most of the third set, but the Raiders came back to tie it up late in the set 18-18. Ohio Northern didn't let that stop them, and finished the set defeating Mount Union 25-23.

The Raiders ended their season with a 15-13 overall record and a 4-5 record in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

  Ohio Northern def. Mount Union 25-20,25-12,25-23

  Mount Union (15-13) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Brooke Knollman 12-0-0; Emma
  Mathieson 6-0-2; Morgan Chapman 6-0-1; Mallory Sliman 4-0-4; Kyleigh
  Jackson 4-0-1; Caitlyn Synek 3-0-2; Riley Schenk 2-0-0; Sabrina Ochoa
  1-0-0; Abby Riffee 0-1-0; Totals 38-1-5.0. (Assists) - Riley Schenk
  23. (Dig leaders) - Allison Baird 25; Abby Riffee 6

  Ohio Northern (23-5) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kristin Sessler 13-0-0;
  Haley Potters 12-0-1; Ashley Borchers 7-0-2; Claire Heitkamp 6-0-1;
  Kaitlann Hogrefe 5-0-4; Ellie Gillespie 4-0-1; Brenna Dee 0-1-0; Megan
  Nieszala 0-4-0; Totals 47-5-5.0. (Assists) - Ashley Borchers 37. (Dig
  leaders) - Megan Nieszala 17; Ellie Gillespie 14; Kristin Sessler 10

  Site: Ada, Ohio (ONU Sports Center)
  Date: Nov 03, 2015   Attend: 286   Time: 1:23    
  Referees: Bob Price, Michelle Hayes
  Quarterfinals of the 2015 OAC Tournament.
  ONU is the #2 Seed. MtU is the #7 Seed.