Volleyball advances to OAC Tournament Semifinals

Volleyball advances to OAC Tournament Semifinals
The Muskingum volleyball team erupted to claim a 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-19) dominating victory over the Mount Union Purple Raiders in the first round of the OAC Tournament on Tuesday night in the Anne C. Steele Center.
The Basics
  • Record: Muskingum (24-6 overall, 7-2 in the OAC)
  • Location: New Concord, Ohio – Anne C. Steele Center
  • Game Duration: 1:12
  • Attendance: 350
  • This is the first OAC Tournament game the Muskies have won since 2008.
  • With the win, the Muskies advance to the Semifinals of the OAC Tournament. 
  • The Muskies have recorded 15 straight-set victories. 
How It Happened                                               
  • Muskingum dominated in set one (25-17), two (25-16), and three (25-19).
  • The Muskies were led by sophomore Brooke Fatheree who registered 13 kills, 10 digs, and 14 points.
  • Freshman Carson Miller registered a team-best hitting percentage of .556. 
  • The Muskie attack was controlled by sophomore Erin Dickson who recorded 30 assists.
  • Sophomore Jessica Cottle anchored the backline with 13 digs. 
  • Senior Jordan Youngs added 11 digs.
  • As a team, the Muskies logged 39 kills, 37 assists, 56 digs. 
Inside The Sets
  • In set one, the Muskies jumped out to an early lead of 12-6. The Purple Raiders fought back with a four-point attack, but the Muskies could not be halted. A 10-4 run locked in the 25-17 victory for the Muskies. 
  • The Muskies took control of the second set early on with a score of 9-4. Mount Union answered back with a 6-1 run to tie up play 10-10. The Muskies regained control with a 10-5 run to put them ahead 21-16. A block by the sophomore tandem of Brynn Guist and Kaitlin Goedde secured the set. 
  • In the third set, the Muskies slid past the Purple Raiders with a score of 12-6. An 8-6 run expanded the gap for Muskingum. Mount Union fought to trim the deficit but the Muskies recorded the final point to take the set. 
Up Next
  • The three-seed Muskies next play at second-seed Otterbein on Thursday, November 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the Semifinals of the OAC Tournament.