- Inside Athletics
|Northwestern Ohio (12-1, 4-0 WHAC)||25||25||25||3|
|Marygrove (11-6, 0-3 WHAC)||10||20||17||0|
|Northwestern Ohio||Indv. Leaders||Marygrove|
|#14 Brittany Egbert - 13||Kills||#12 Sarah Suppelsa - 8|
|#7 Megan Fullenkamp - 3||Blocks||#13 Amelia Velez - 3|
|#6 Ellie Comes - 16||Digs||3 Players - 7|
|#17 Chanel Cantere - 4||Aces||4 Players - 1|
|Northwestern Ohio||Team Statistics||Marygrove|
DETROIT, Mich. -- The first part of the Mustangs (11-6, 0-3 WHAC) WHAC slate is set up as one of the toughest stretches any team faces to begin conference play. With a road match at perennial power Indiana Tech and two home tilts against teams with a combined one-loss on the season, head coach Jamie Baker and the Mustangs are a battle-tested unit as they enter the next portion of conference play Friday (Sept. 27).
On Wednesday (Sept. 25), the visiting Racers of the University of Northwestern Ohio (12-1, 4-0 WHAC) used a balanced attack to sweep the Mustangs (25-10, 25-20, 25-17). After falling down 1-0, the Mustangs bounced back nicely pushing the Racers to the limit in a narrow 25-20 set two defeat. From there, the Mustangs fought hard but fell in another tight set, 25-17, as the Racers went on to win their 12th match in 13 outings this season.
Senior captain Katharina Hall (Livonia, Mich./Henry Ford CC) once again held the line for the most well-rounded night on the court by tying for a team-high in digs with seven while recording three kills. Hall was also in on two blocks (2 block assists).
Fellow senior Sarah Suppelsa (Livonia, Mich./Concordia-Ann Arbor) fired off a team-high eight kills, but had five hitting errors as well for the Mustangs. Amelia Velez (Imlay City, Mich./Prairie View A&M) followed closely with four kills and three total blocks (2 solo, 1 assist).
Brittany Egbert record a match-leading 14 kills for UNOH.
"We played another top team in the WHAC tonight," said Baker. "Playing in these matches early will prepare our team for the tough road that lies ahead the rest of the season. We have a great group of girls, I am confident they will bounce back and play hard Friday night at Siena Heights."
The Mustangs will hit the road Friday (Sept. 27) for their second road WHAC contest of 2013 when they take on Siena Heights at 7:00 p.m. The match is our Mustang Sports Network Game of the Week. Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. live from Adrian.
On Saturday (Sept. 28), Coach Baker and the Mustangs travel to Rochester Hills for the CRAM Quad hosted by Rochester College. Match times for Marygrove are 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. All matches will take place at Rochester High School.