By Josh Latzko, Sports Information Intern
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's volleyball team hosts its next three matches in Columbus at Alumni Hall, including two matches to be played this weekend. The first game for the Panthers is set for Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. against Trevecca Nazarene. On Saturday at 1 p.m., Kentucky Wesleyan will head to Alumni Hall.
The Panthers participated in the Midwest Region Crossover this past weekend, winning two of their three matches, just one of two G-MAC schools to win at least two games in the event this year.
The successful weekend saw many season and career-highs set for ODU players. In Friday's game against Maryville (Mo.), sophomore Ashton Barr (New Castle, Ind.) recorded a triple-double, while freshman Amanda Remmetter (Springfield, Ohio) finished with 28 kills as the team came back from behind to win a thrilling five-set contest. Barr led all players with a season-high 49 assists, while also contributing 11 digs and 10 kills to record her second career triple-double. Remmetter's 28 kills are the most by a G-MAC player this season and the fifth-most in conference history.
In the second win of the weekend for the Panthers, a Saturday night match over Purdue Northwest, Barr again recorded 49 assists and almost recorded another triple-double by adding on 12 digs and seven kills. Sophomore Alexis Young (Gahanna, Ohio), meanwhile, had an outstanding performance, setting a new career-high with 24 kills, while hitting .340. She added 10 digs and seven assists to help the cause. Freshman Tate Rybarczyk (Avon Lake, Ohio) set a new career high with 34 digs, after recording 28 in Friday's match. Remmetter had 21 kills on a .309 attack clip and tosses in 11 digs for good measure, her fourth double-double of the season.
The Panthers now hold a 4-19 overall record (0-11 G-MAC). Ohio Dominican is up to ninth in hitting percentage in the conference at .167, while sticking to tenth-highest in assists and kills per set, at 10.80 and 11.49, respectively. ODU ranks tenth in the G-MAC in digs per set with 15.72.
Individually, Barr ranks ninth in the conference in hitting percentage at .306 and eighth in the conference in assists 7.64 per set. After earning G-MAC West Player of the Week honors, Remmetter now sits in sixth in the conference in kills per set with 3.57 and seventh in points per set at 4.00 per set. Rybarczyk now ranks fifth in the G-MAC with 4.75 digs per set.
Trevecca Nazarene is 7-16 overall, with a 5-9 record in G-MAC matches, and has lost eight straight matches. Kentucky Wesleyan, meanwhile, will bring a 13-13 (7-7 G-MAC) record into Alumni Hall, fresh off a win over Trevecca on Tuesday.
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