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21st-ranked Muskingum dominates Kenyon

21st-ranked Muskingum dominates Kenyon

The 21st-ranked Muskingum volleyball team dominated the Kenyon on Thursday, 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-23).

The Basics

  • Records: Muskingum (15-2), Kenyon (3-12)
  • Location: New Concord, Ohio – Anne C. Steele Center

Notables

  • This marks the Muskies 11th straight-set victory of the 2019 season.
  • Muskingum has surrendered a total of 12 sets this year.

How It Happened

  • The Muskies dominated in set one (25-11), secured set two (25-21) and took set three (25-23).
  • As a team, Muskingum amassed 47 kills, 46 assists, 44 digs, 14 total blocks.
  • Junior Brynn Guist led the Muskies with a game-high 10 kills on 21 attempts, registering a scorching .381 hitting percentage. 
  • Juniors Brooke Fatheree, Maddie McGee, and Kaitlin Noble secured eight kills each. 
  • Junior Jada Briggs tallied seven kills on 12 attempts, with a .417 hitting percentage. 
  • Freshman Emma Conrad directed the Muskies with a career-high 22 assists. 
  • Junior Erin Dickson chipped in 20 assists. 
  • Junior Jessica Cottle anchored the Muskie backline with a team-high 17 digs. 
  • Guist, McGee, and freshman Alexis Hall registered three blocks each.

Inside The Sets

  • In the first set, the Muskies registered back-to-back points to jump out to an early 9-0 lead over the Ladies. Muskingum tallied a 9-5 run to expand the lead to 20-7. The Ladies fought to close the gap, but Muskingum could not be halted. A kill by freshman Emma Dunham locked in the 25-11 victory for the Muskies.
  • In the second set, Kenyon capitalized on Muskie errors to slide past Muskingum with a score of 9-5. Muskingum retaliated with a 6-1 run to tie up play to 10-10. The contest remained tight until the Muskies recorded three straight points to give them a four-point edge on the Ladies (23-19). Muskingum notched the last point to take the set.
  • The battle continued into the third set until the Muskies notched a 6-3 run to advance past the Ladies with a score of 13-9. Kenyon answered back with a 5-1 run to tie up play to 14-14. The Muskies and Ladies traded points with neither team taking more than a two-point lead. Muskingum recorded two consecutive points to secure the set with a score of 25-23.

Up Next

  • Muskingum next hosts a tri-match with 22nd-ranked Wittenberg and John Carroll on Saturday, October 5. The Muskies battle the Blue Streaks at 12:00 p.m. and go head-to-head with the Tigers at 4:00 p.m.