Posted: Oct 19, 2019
The 19th-ranked Muskingum volleyball team stung the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets on Saturday, 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-21).
- Records: Muskingum (21-2, 4-1 in the OAC), Baldwin Wallace (18-5, 1-4 in the OAC)
- Location: Berea, Ohio - Ursprung Gymnasium
- Attendance: 145
- Junior Erin Dickson moved to fourth all-time in career assists at Muskingum with a total of 2,650 assists.
- The Muskies are off to their best start since the 1999 campaign when they advanced to both the OAC and NCAA Tournaments.
- Muskingum is currently ranked 19th. This marks Muskingum's highest national ranking since 2000.
- This marked the Muskies 15th straight-set victory of the 2019 season.
- The victory was the eighth straight triumph for the Muskies.
How It Happened
- The Muskies secured set one (25-13), two (25-15), and three (25-21).
- Junior Maddie McGee guided the Muskies with a team-high of 15 kills.
- Junior Kaitlin Noble dished out eight kills, while junior Brynn Guist notched seven.
- Junior Erin Dickson logged a team-best 32 assists.
- Junior Brooke Fatheree secured 18 digs.
- Junior Jessica Cottle anchored the backline with a game-high 23 digs.
- Noble also registered three total blocks.
Inside The Sets
- In set one, the Muskies registered back-to-back points to jump out to an early 9-4 lead over the Yellow Jackets. Muskingum registered five consecutive points to expand the gap to 20-8. Baldwin Wallace chipped away at the differential, but the Muskies could not be halted. A kill by junior Kaitlin Noble secured the 25-13 victory for the Muskies.
- In set two, the Muskies and Yellow Jackets fought neck and neck with neither team gaining more than a two-point lead early on. Muskingum tallied ten unanswered points to give them a dominating 19-10 lead over Baldwin Wallace. The Yellow Jackets fought to close the gap, but the Muskies continued to control play. Muskingum secured the final point to take the set.
- The battle continued into the third set until Muskingum registered a 6-2 run to slide past the Yellow Jackets with a score of 16-9. Baldwin Wallace registered four consecutive points to get within three points of the Muskies (22-19). A kill by Guist locked in the 25-21 triumph for Muskingum.
- Muskingum next hosts the Capital Crusaders on Tuesday, October 22. Start time is slated for 7:00 p.m.