By Sports Information Intern Josh Latzko
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's volleyball team will play two home games at Alumni Hall this upcoming weekend, both against conference opponents. The home stand gets underway Friday with a 7 p.m. match against Malone. The Panthers then play host to Walsh on Saturday, with a 1 p.m. first serve.
Friday's match against Malone will be ODU's "Dig Pink" match, featuring a raffle to raise funds in support of the breast cancer community.
ODU is coming off a weekend road trip at Kentucky Wesleyan and Trevecca Nazarene, losing both matches by scores of 3-1. In their first match in Owensboro, Allie Rutter (Fostoria, Ohio) tallied 23 digs, a career high for the junior. Freshman Tate Rybarczyk (Avon Lake, Ohio) had 20 digs, her seventh match with 20 or more this season. Second-year Ashton Barr (New Castle, Ind.) finished with 21 assists, 14 digs and seven kills for a double-double, while fellow sophomore Alexis Young (Gahanna, Ohio) recorded her fourth double-double of the season, with 11 kills and 14 digs.
Against Trevecca, freshman Amanda Remmetter (Springfield, Ohio) recorded a new career-high 21 kills and second collegiate double-double with 11 digs. She hit .291 for the match on 55 swings, the second highest amount for her this season. Barr helped out with her second straight double-double, finishing with 13 digs and 37 assists, one shy of her season high. Rybarczyk added 15 more digs
Remmetter continues posting stellar numbers and remains sixth in the conference in kills per set, up to 3.44. She has climbed to sixth in the G-MAC in points with 3.90 per set. Barr is still seventh in the conference in assists per set, with an average of 7.39. Averaging 4.49 per set, Rybarczyk is sixth in the conference in digs this season.
Malone (11-8, 7-3 G-MAC) is on a two-game slide, falling to Walsh on the road and 20th-ranked Wheeling Jesuit at home last weekend. They are tied for 1st in the G-MAC East standings. Walsh has a 10-8 overall record, with a 7-3 record in G-MAC games, tied with Malone and Lake Erie for first. They have won three of their last four matches and travel to play Ohio Valley on Friday before their trip to Columbus.
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