VBALL AT BALDWIN WALLACE

Muskingum spikes Baldwin Wallace en route to its best start since 1999

Muskingum spikes Baldwin Wallace en route to its best start since 1999
The Muskingum volleyball team claimed a thrilling 3-2 (17-25, 25-19, 25-20, 21-25, 15-13) victory over the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets this afternoon.
 
The Basics
  • Records: Muskingum (20-3 overall, 4-1 in the OAC), Baldwin Wallace (23-3 overall, 3-2 in the OAC)
  • Location: New Concord, Ohio – Anne C. Steele Center
Notables
  • The start of the match was delayed due to a fire alarm.
  • The Muskies are off to their best start since 1999 where they advanced to both the OAC and NCAA Tournaments. 
  • Muskingum stands 2nd in the OAC - just one game back of first place.
  • This marked the first five-set match of the season for the Muskies.
How It Happened                                               
  • Muskingum slipped in set one (17-25), took set two (25-19) and set three (25-20), fell short in set four (21-25), and captured set five (15-13).
  • The Muskies recorded 61 kills, 56 assists, and 88 digs. 
  • Sophomore Brooke Fatheree led the Muskies with 19 kills, 20 digs, and 21 points. 
  • Sophomore Kaitlin Goedde added 14 kills and 15.5 points. 
  • Sophomore Erin Dickson controlled the attack with a team-best 43 assists. 
  • The backline was anchored by sophomore Jessica Cottle who registered 25 digs. 
  • Sophomore Maddie Sikorski logged 15 digs, while senior Jordan Youngs locked in 14.
Inside The Sets
  • The Muskies and Yellow Jackets fought neck in neck in the first set until Baldwin Wallace was able to take the lead with a score of 15-11. The Muskies registered a 4-2 run to trim the deficit 17-16, but the Yellow Jackets could not be halted. Baldwin Wallace registered the final four points to take the set.
  • In the second set, the Muskies came out hot and took an early lead of 12-9. The Yellow Jackets answered back with a 8-5 run to tie up the contest 17-17. After a Muskingum timeout, the tempo of the game began to change and the Muskies registered back to back points to secure the 25-19 victory.
  • In set three, Muskingum was able to start of strong and take an 11-5 lead. The Yellow Jackets fought to trim the deficit, but the Muskies continued to control the play. A kill by sophomore Brynn Guist locked in the 25-20 win for the Muskies.
  • In set four, Baldwin Wallace took an early 4-1 lead over the Muskies and later expanded the gap 11-6. Muskingum fought hard to close the gap, but the Yellow Jackets tallied an 11-9 surge to put them ahead 22-15. The Yellow Jackets recorded the final point to claim the set.
  • In set five, the Muskies and Yellow Jackets battled with neither team taking more than a two-point advantage early on. The Muskies registered a 4-1 run to take the lead 13-10. The Yellow Jackets fought back with some intensity but a kill by senior Miranda Plumly captured the 15-13 triumph. 
Up Next
  • The Muskies next travel to Capital on Tuesday, October 16. Game time is slated for 7:00 p.m.