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Volleyball Edges Muskingum in Four Set OAC Match

Nikolette Scruggs
Nikolette Scruggs

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace University volleyball team won a four-set Ohio Athletic Conference match against Muskingum University on the Performance Court,

BW (21-3, 3-2 OAC) defeated Muskingum (14-10, 2-3 OAC) by scores of 20-25, 29-27, 25-18 and 25-20. 

Offensively, sophomore All-OAC outside hitter Alicia Lortcher (Norwalk) led the offensive attack with match-high 18 kills and three service aces.  Senior All-OAC middle hitter Nikolette Scruggs (Barberton) tallied 13 kills while junior outside hitter Ellen Hawkins (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) and freshman outside hitter Allyson Smith (Macedonia/Northfield) each contributed 12.    The 12 kills were a career-best for Smith.

Freshman setters Shannon Ott (Milan/Edison) ran the offense with a match-high 23 assists.  Sophomore middle hitter Jordan Diels (Paris/Minerva) had a career-best 13 assists. 

On the defensive side, sophomore libero Ashley Nuding (Perrysburg/Springfield) had a 24 digs.  Lortcher tallied 18 digs and a career-high tying four blocks.  while senior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC defensive specialist Arlayna Newcomer (Norwalk/St. Paul) contributed 11.  Junior defensive specialist Emily Daveant (North Ridgeville) and Ott each added 10 digs.  In addition, Scruggs notched a career-best tying seven blocks

The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Tuesday, October 18 when they hosts defending OAC regular season and tournament champion Heidelberg University in the Ursprung Gymnasium at 7 p.m.