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BW Drops Final Two Matches at Capital/Otterbein Classic

Markema Winters
Markema Winters

BEXLEY, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace University volleyball team concluded play at the season opening Capital/Otterbein Classic by dropping a pair of five set matches in the Capital Center.

The Yellow Jackets (1-3) opened the second day of action by falling to Buffalo State (N.Y.) University by scores of 20-25, 25-21, 12-25, 25-21 and 9-15.   BW closed out the tournament being defeated by Alma (Mich.) College by scores of 8-25, 25-18, 22-25, 26-24 and 12-15.
Senior middle hitter Markema Winters (Akron/Firestone), who was named to the All-Tournament Team, led the BW offensive attack with 22 kills, including a team-high 15 against Buffalo State.   Senior right side hitter Alayna Chlad (Kent/Roosevelt) and freshman outside hitter Lauryn Wright (Orrville) each had 19 kills.  Junior outside hitter Anna Miley (West Salem/Northwestern) contributed 15 kills and junior middle hitter Kaitlin Burgess (Bentonville, Ark./Silver Lake Regional (Mass.) added 14 kills.

Senior setter Katie Primeau (Pemberville/Eastwood) and sophomore setter Sydney Robinson (Silver Lake/Cuyahoga Falls) set up the offense.  Primeau had 41 assists, including 22 in match with Alma. Robinson had 33 assists, including a career-best 18 against Buffalo State.  

Sophomore libero Arlayna Newcomer (Norwalk/St. Paul) led the Yellow Jacket defense as she recorded 47 digs, including 25 in the Alma match. Senior defensive specialist Paige Pileski (Elyria) added 34 digs with 23 in the Alma match.   Freshman outside hitter Melissa Metz (Medina /Our Lady of the Elms) contributed 32 digs, including a career-high 18 against Alma.
BW plays its home opener on Wednesday, September 3 when the team hosts Oberlin College in a non-conference game at 7 p.m.   Fans can follow and watch all the action live at

The 16th Annual Marcia French Memorial Invitational once again will be co-hosted by BW and Case Western Reserve University on on Friday and Saturday, September 5-6.  Visit the invitational website at