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Volleyball Falls to OAC Leading Otterbein on Senior Day

Senior Ellen Hawkins along with her parents and Head Coach Scott Carter
Senior Ellen Hawkins along with her parents and Head Coach Scott Carter

BEREA, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace University volleyball team was defeated by Ohio Athletic Conference leader Otterbein University in a three-set OAC match on Senior and Parents' Day inside the Ursprung Gymnasium. 

BW (25-4, 3-4 OAC) won the first set by a score of 25-21 before Otterbein (24-3, 6-1 OAC) rallied to win the next three sets by scores of 25-18, 25-23 and 26-24.   

The Yellow Jacket offense was led by junior two-time first-team All-OAC outside hitter Alicia Lortcher (Norwalk) as she hammered down 16 kills.   Senior All-OAC right side hitter Ellen Hawkins (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) tallied 10 kills.  Sophomore outside hitter Allyson Smith (Macedonia/Walsh Jesuit), freshman middle hitter Taylor Brown (Maple Heights) and freshman utility player Alexis Garrett (Mentor) all added six kills. 

Freshmen setters Kathleen Egan (Cleveland/Beaumont) and Abby Cosart (Lima/Bath) ran the offense.  Egan recorded 24 assists while Cosart added 14 assists.

The back line was anchored by Lortcher as she dug out 18 balls.  Freshman defensive specialist/libero Sarah Reinhard (Willoughby/South) tallied13 digs.  Freshman defensive specialist/libero Jasmine Hromada (Lorain/Elyria Catholic) provided 11 digs.

BW is back in action on Tuesday, October 24 when it travels to Ada for an OAC match against defending OAC champion and No. 21-nationally ranked Ohio Northern University in the ONU Sports Center at 7 p.m.