VOLLEYBALL AT WILMINGTON

Volleyball Clinches first OAC Victory at Heidelberg

Volleyball Clinches first OAC Victory at Heidelberg

The Muskingum volleyball team picked up its first Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) win of the season Saturday afternoon as they downed Heidelberg 3-1 (25-17, 27-25, 18-25, 25-16) in Tiffin, Ohio.

The Basics

  • Muskingum now stands at 13-3 overall, 1-1 in OAC. 
  • Heidelberg is 9-9 overall, 0-1 in OAC.
  • The Muskies next travel to OAC opponent Marietta on Tuesday, October 3. The match is set to start at 7:00 p.m.

Notables

  • The win marked Muskingum's first victory against Heidelberg since 2006. The Muskies are now 33-24 all-time against the Berg.
  • Muskingum is 3-2 when going into four-sets.
  • Offensively, the team notched a season-best 55 assists and tied a season-best 60 kills.
  • The team dominated defensively, as they recorded a season-best 96 digs.

How It Happened

Inside The Sets

  • Muskingum opened the first set with an early 7-3 spurt. The Muskies held the four-point advantage throughout the remainder of play and captured the first set with a 6-2 run.
  • In the second set, Muskingum overcame a 10-7 gap with an 8-5 surge to tie the set. The set remained neck-and-neck until Muskingum tallied back-to-back points to break a 24-24 tie.
  • Heidelberg fought back from an early 4-1 deficit in the third set by using a 12-5 run to grab the momentum en route to the 25-18 win.
  • Muskingum jumped out to a 13-5 lead in the fourth set to take control en route to securing the four-set victory.