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Volleyball Cruises to Straight Set Victory Against Wilmington

Sarah Shaheen
Sarah Shaheen

BEREA, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace University volleyball team cruised to a three-set Ohio Athletic Conference victory against Wilmington College in the Ursprung Gymnasium inside the Lou Higgins Center.

BW (20-2, 2-1 OAC) defeated Wilmington (1-17, 0-3 OAC) by scores of 25-9, 25-8 and 25-17.

Offensively, sophomore All-OAC outside hitter Alicia Lortcher (Norwalk) led the offensive attack with a match-high 14 kills and tallied four service aces.  Junior outside hitter Ellen Hawkins (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) had 11 kills and one service ace.   

Freshman setters Shannon Ott (Milan/Edison) and Sarah Shaheen (Sewickley, Pa.  Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) ran the offense.   Ott had a match-best 23 assists while Shaheen tallied a career-best 16 assists and added one service ace. 

On the defensive side, sophomore libero Ashley Nuding (Perrysburg/Springfield) recorded a match-high 17 digs while Lortcher contributed 10.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Tuesday, October 11 when they travel to University heights for an OAC match against cross-town rival John Carroll University in the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center at 7 p.m.