By Josh Latzko, Sports Information Intern
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's volleyball team continues its four-game homestand with matchups against conference foes Tiffin and Cedarville this weekend.
The first contest will take place Friday at 7 p.m, with Tiffin coming to town. The Panthers will then host Cedarville at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Last weekend, ODU hosted Lake Erie and Hillsdale as the first half of the homestand. The Panthers lost a heartbreaker against the former, dropping all three sets by just two points (25-27, 23-25, 24-26). Against the Chargers, Ohio Dominican was dealt another 3-0 loss.
In Friday's play, sophomore Alexis Young (Gahanna, Ohio) recorded 14 kills and 10 digs and classmate Ashton Barr (New Castle, Ind.) nearly recorded a triple-double as she tallied eight kills, 24 assists and 10 digs, hitting .438. Freshman Tate Rybarczyk (Avon Lake, Ohio) tallied 21 digs and six assists, while freshman Amanda Remmetter (Springfield, Ohio) added seven kills and junior Allie Rutter (Fostoria, Ohio) finished with nine digs.
In their match against Hillsdale, Young led all players with 13 kills, marking the seventh time she's recorded double-digit kills in a match this season. Remmetter chipped in with nine kills, hitting .233, with seven digs. Barr had 21 assists, 10 digs, and six kills on nine swings, while Rybarczyk finished with 10 digs.
With a record of 2-12 (0-5 G-MAC), the team is tenth in hitting percentage in the conference at .171 and is recording the tenth-highest assists and kills per set, at 10.51 and 11.34 respectively. ODU is ninth in the G-MAC in digs per set at 14.77.
Individually, Barr is now seventh in the conference in assists per set at 7.07. Remmetter remains seventh in the conference in kills per set with 3.19. Rybarczyk dropped one spot on the leaderboard in digs per set to seventh, averaging 4.34 digs per set in her 47 sets played.
Tiffin is currently 11-3 overall, with a 6-0 record in conference play. They are riding a nine-match win streak. Cedarville sits at 2-10 with a 1-4 conference record, with two matches still to play before making its way to Columbus.
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