BEREA, Ohio -- The third-seeded Baldwin Wallace University volleyball team ended its season as it was defeated by sixth-seeded Otterbein University in a three-set Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal match in the Ursprung Gymnasium inside the Lou Higgins Center.
BW (23-7) ends its season with the most wins in a season since 2006 when the Yellow Jackets finished with a 26-7 record. Otterbein (14-17) advances to the semifinals on Thursday, November 7 against second-seeded Ohio Northern University in the ONU Sports Center at 7 p.m.
The Cardinals won match by scores of 25-13, 25-22 and 25-20.
Freshman outside hitter Alicia Lortcher (Norwalk) led the offensive attack with eight kills. Junior middle hitter Nikolette Scruggs (Barberton) and sophomore utility player Ellen Hawkins (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) each tallied seven kills.
Freshman setter Ashley Nuding (Perrysburg/Springfield) set up the offense with match-high tying 30 assists. Nuding also added one of four Yellow Jacket service aces. Sophomore defensive specialist Emily Daveant (North Ridgeville), Lortcher and freshman defensive specialist Angel Redman (Hinckley/Medina Highland) tallied the other three service aces. Redman's ace was her fourth of the season and first at home.
Lortcher anchored the defense with 13 digs. Junior All-OAC libero Arlayna Newcomer (Norwalk/St. Paul) tallied nine digs and Nuding added six.
The winners of the two semifinals matches will advance to the OAC Tournament Championship at the site of the highest remaining seed on Saturday, November 2 at 2 p.m.
After the conclusion of the tournament on Saturday, the OAC will announce its all-conference teams and special award winners.
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October 24, 2015 Volleyball Defeats Otterbein in OAC Match on Seniors’ Day
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
September 4, 2015 Volleyball Sweeps a Pair of Matches on First Day of LaRoche Tournament
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