VOLLEYBALL AT CAPITAL

Volleyball aces Wilmington en route to its best start since 1999

Volleyball aces Wilmington en route to its best start since 1999
The Muskingum volleyball team is 18-2 overall and 2-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference after defeating Wilmington on Tuesday night, 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-11). 

The Basics

  • Records: Muskingum (18-2 overall, 2-0 in the OAC), Wilmington (5-17 overall, 0-1 in the OAC)
  • Location: New Concord, Ohio - Anne C. Steele Center

Notables

  • The victory marked Muskingum's 11th consecutive win.
  • Muskingum has only surrendered 13 sets.
  • The Muskies are off to their best start since the 1999 campaign where they advanced to both the OAC and NCAA Tournaments. 

How It Happened                                               

  • The Muskies dominated in set one (25-14), fought for set two (25-19), and controlled set three (25-11).
  • The Muskies were led by sophomore Brooke Fatheree who registered 11 kills, 17 digs, 12 points, and a hitting percentage of .500.
  • Sophomore Brynn Guist added 10 kills on 25 attempts, with a hitting percentage of .400.
  • Sophomore Erin Dickson logged a team-high 34 assists. 
  • The backline was anchored by sophomore Jessica Cottle who had 18 digs. 
  • As a team, the Muskies secured 53 kills, 48 assists, and 60 digs.

Inside The Sets

  • In set one, the Muskies and Quakers fought neck and neck until Muskingum registered eight-points in a row to put them ahead 15-7. The Quakers chipped away at the differntial but were unable to close the gap. A 10-7 run secured the victory for the Muskies. 
  • The Muskies took control of the second set early on with a score of 10-4. A 9-7 run expanded the gap to 19-11. The Quakers were able to trim their deficit some but the Muskies recorded the final point to take the set.  
  • In set three, Muskingum started off strong and slid past the Quakers with a score of 11-5. The Muskies continued to dominate recording back-to-back points to put them ahead 17-8. An 8-2 run locked in the win for the Muskies. 

Up Next

  • The Muskies next host Ohio Northern on Saturday, October 6 at 1:00 p.m.