By Josh Latzko, Sports Information Intern
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's volleyball team will travel from the friendly confines of Alumni Hall for two conference matchups this weekend.
The road trip begins Friday with an 8 p.m. match against Kentucky Wesleyan in Owensboro. The Panthers will then make their way to Nashville to take on the Trojans of Trevecca Nazarene, with a scheduled start time of 1 p.m. Saturday.
ODU hosted Tiffin and Cedarville this past weekend, falling in three sets in both matches. Freshman Amanda Remmetter (Springfield, Ohio) recorded 15 kills versus Tiffin, with sophomore Alexis Young (Gahanna, Ohio) chipping In 10 of her own. Sophomore Ashton Barr (New Castle, Ind.) had a great day distributing the ball, as she led all players in the match with 31 assists, her second-highest total of the season. Freshman Zoë Carmichael (Wooster, Ohio) tallied 11 digs, a season and career-high number.
Against Cedarville, freshman Tate Rybarczyk (Avon Lake, Ohio) had 24 digs, a new career high for the first-year player. It was the fifth time she has registered at least 20 digs this season. Barr helped out again with 28 assists, while Young hit .242 on the afternoon with 12 kills. Junior Allie Rutter (Fostoria, Ohio) finished with 11 digs.
The team now sits at 2-14 (0-8 G-MAC) and is ninth in hitting percentage in the conference at .167, while allowing the highest opponent hitting percentage in the conference at .258. ODU is now tenth in the G-MAC in assists per set at 10.62 and remained tenth in kills per set at 11.40. The Panthers are also tenth in the conference in digs per set, recording 15.09.
With another solid offense weekend performance, Remmetter is posting a fantastic season and remains sixth in the conference in kills per set, up to 3.32. She also sits in eighth place in the G-MAC in points with 3.74 per set. Barr is still seventh in the conference in assists per set, but has boosted her average up to 7.42. Rybarczyk climbed a few spots in the Top Ten in digs per set with her impressive weekend and is now recording 4.51 digs per set, good for sixth.
Kentucky Wesleyan (9-8, 4-5 G-MAC) is on a two-game slide, losing at Malone and Walsh last weekend. Trevecca Nazarene is 5-8 so far this season, with a 3-6 record in G-MAC games, and on a five-game losing skid. They will host Ohio Valley on Friday before the Panthers arrive.
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