BEREA, Ohio -- The Baldwin Wallace University volleyball team opened Ohio Athletic Conference as it won a five-set thriller against Muskingum University in the in the Ursprung Gymnasium inside the Lou Higgins Center.
BW (18-3, 1-0 OAC) defeated Muskingum (13-6, 0-1 OAC) by scores of 19-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-17 and 15-13.
Freshman outside hitter Morgan Thomas (Northfield/Nordonia) sparked the offense with a career and match-high 19 kills. Freshman outside hitter Alicia Lortcher (Norwalk) tallied 15 kills.
Freshman setter Ashley Nuding (Perrysburg /Springfield) set up the offense with 43 assists and had two service aces.
Junior All-OAC libero Arlayna Newcomer (Norwalk/St. Paul) anchored the defense with a match-high 23 digs. Lortcher recorded 17 digs and freshman defensive specialist Brittany Miner (Canton/Massillon Perry) added 11.
In addition, freshman middle hitter Lauren Gehring (Wadsworth/Norton) had six blocks.
The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Tuesday, October 6 when they travel to Tiffin for an OAC first place showdown with Heidelberg University in the Seiberling Gymnasium at 7 p.m.
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October 27, 2015 Volleyball Drops OAC Match in Three Sets to Ohio Northern
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October 20, 2015 Volleyball Defeats Cross-Town Rival John Carroll in Key OAC Match
October 17, 2015 Volleyball Wins Seventh Straight Match Against Wilmington
October 13, 2015 Volleyball Falls to Mount Union In OAC Match
October 10, 2015 Volleyball Wins OAC Match Against Marietta in Straight Sets
October 6, 2015 Volleyball Falls in Fifth Set at Heidelberg
October 3, 2015 Volleyball Opens OAC Play with Five Set Victory
September 26, 2015 Volleyball Sweeps Matches on Final Day of HCAC/OAC Cross Over
September 25, 2015 Volleyball Splits on First Day of HCAC/OAC Cross Over
September 23, 2015 Volleyball Knocks Off Cross-Town Rival Case Western Reserve
September 19, 2015 Volleyball Runner-Up at Hampton Inn Crusader Classic
September 14, 2015 Volleyball Wins 10th Consecutive Match with Defeat of Franciscan
September 12, 2015 BW Volleyball Co-Champions at Marcia French Invitational
September 11, 2015 Volleyball Continues Winning Ways on Day One of French Invitational
September 9, 2015 Volleyball Wins Fifth Straight Match in Straight Sets Against Oberlin
September 5, 2015 Volleyball Captures LaRoche College Tournament
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September 1, 2015 Volleyball Drops Season Opener in a Thriller to Adrian (Mich.)
August 24, 2015 BW Volleyball Picked Seventh in Preseason OAC Coaches Poll
August 6, 2015 BW Volleyball Begins New Era With Carter at Helm
February 18, 2015 Scott Carter Named New Baldwin Wallace Volleyball Coach