Volleyball Sweeps Trojans At Home Friday Night

Photo by Joe Maiorana
Photo by Joe Maiorana

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's volleyball team picked up its third win in the last four matches as the Panthers swept visiting Trevecca Nazarene (25-20, 25-19, 25-17) on Friday night in Alumni Hall.

ODU hit .248 in the contest as freshman Amanda Remmetter (Springfield, Ohio) racked up 20 kills, the most by a G-MAC player in a three-set match this fall and tied for the second-most in conference history in a three-setter.

She hit .450 in the match, which is a season-high, and it's the fourth time she's recorded 20 or more kills in a match, and the third time in ODU's last four outings.

Classmate Tate Rybarczyk (Avon Lake, Ohio) finished with 24 digs, which is the third-most in a three-set match in the G-MAC this fall, and sophomore Ashton Barr (New Castle, Ind.) finished with a double-double as she recorded 30 assists and 10 digs, to go with six kills.

Sophomore Alexis Young (Gahanna, Ohio) tallied 10 kills and eight digs and junior Allie Rutter (Fostoria, Ohio) recorded 13 digs and nine assists as well.

ODU held a slim 15-13 lead in the first set before Remmetter had a pair of kills as part of a 3-0 spurt, bumping the lead to 18-13. Trevecca closed within 19-16 but would draw no closer as an ace from Rutter, a kill by Young, and three more kills by Remmetter sealed the set.

Remmetter had 10 kills in the opening set alone as ODU racked up 19 total, swinging at a .356 clip in the process.

The second set was also close early on as there were 11 ties and five lead changes, but the Panthers gained momentum down the stretch. An ace by Rutter, a Young kill and a TNU ball handling error put the Panthers in front 21-17, and freshman Riley Kizer (Mason, Ohio) added a kill with Remmetter chipping in two more down the stretch, setting up Barr's ace to end the set.

An 11-8 lead in the third set quickly grew as the Panthers went on a 12-4 burst to pull away, highlighted by three straight aces by Barr at one point, as ODU cruised to the eight-point win. The Panthers limited TNU to just nine kills in the final frame on .094 hitting, while ODU tallied 14 terminations on .257 hitting.

The Panthers remain at home for a 1 p.m. match Saturday with Kentucky Wesleyan.

Contact: Scott Miles