OAC Volleyball Tournament: Heidelberg wins Tournament Crown with 3-2 win over Ohio Northern

Quarterfinals: Tuesday, November 3


No. 6 Otterbein (4-5) at No. 3 Baldwin Wallace (6-3): Otterbein 3, Baldwin Wallace 0

-Baldwin Wallace is under the direction of first-year  head coach Scott Carter and will be make its 25th appearance in the tournament. The Yellow Jackets have been led by freshmen Alicia Lortcher with a team leading 3.69 kills/set, 3.63 digs/set and 4.3 points/set. |SEASON STATS|

-Otterbein is led by ninth-year head coach Monica Wright and will be making the programs 19th appearance in the tournament. The Cardinals have looked to sophomore Morgan Lowenkamp, who is averging 2.88 kills/set.  |SEASON STATS|

-BW defeated Otterbein, 3-1, during the regular-season |BOX SCORE|

 

No. 7 Mount Union (4-5) at No. 2 Ohio Northern (8-1): Ohio Northern 3, Mount Union 0

-Ohio Northern is lead by 24th-year head coach Kate Witte and will making its 32nd trip to the tournament. The Polar Bears will looks to senior Ellie Gillespie who leads the team with 252 kills and junior Ashley Brochers lead the team with 952 kills.  |SEASON STATS|

-Mount Union, the defending tournament champions, are under the direction of first-year coach Melissa Mahnke and will be making the programs 26th appearance. Leading the Purple Raiders has been Brooke Knollman with 245 kills on the season and Riley Schenk with 588 assists. |SEASON STATS|

-Ohio Northern defeated Mount Union, 3-1, in regular-season play |BOX SCORE|
 

No. 5 John Carroll (5-4)  at No. 4 Muskingum (6-3): John Carroll 3, Muskingum 0 

-Muskingum is led by interim head coach Kari Winters. The Muskies are making the program's 28th trip the tournament and will look to sophomore Taylour Fatheree with a team-best 339 kills and 88 blocks and sophomore Taylor Mathews who has registered 996 assists. |SEASON STATS|

-John Carroll is guided by fourth-year head coach Laura Rodeffer and will be making it 18th trip to the tournament. The Blue Streaks advanced to the finals last season. JCU has been led by Sarah Orlandi with 319 kills and 74 blocks and Leah Switalski wiht 305 kills and 41 blocks.  |SEASON STATS|

-Muskingum topped John Carroll, 3-0 on October 31. |BOX SCORE|

 

No. 8 Marietta (2-7) at No. 1 Heidelberg (9-0): Heidelberg 3, Marietta 0

-Heidelberg is led by 16th-year head coach Jason Miller and claimed the OAC Regular-Season title with a perfect 9-0 record. The Berg is making the program's 24th appearance in the tournament and will look to junior Sarah Parker who is averaging 3.84 kills and 1.18 digs per set. Sophomore Rachel Raimondo is averaging 5.22 digs/set and junior Karlie Diruzza is averaging 10.85 assists/set. |SEASON STATS|

-Marietta is under the direction of first-year head coach Bob Howard and will be making the programs 19th trip to the tournament. The Pioneers will look to seniors Shauntiel Oliver-Smith with 141 kills and a team best .147 attack percent and Devin Walter with a team leading 231 kills and a .135 attach percent.  |SEASON STATS|

-Heidelberg defeated Marietta 3-0 in the regular-season. |BOX SCORE|

 

 

Semifinals: Thursday, November 5 (higher seed will host)-7:00 p.m.

No. 6 Otterbein vs. No. 2 Ohio Northern- ONU 3, OTT 1 

No. 5 John Carroll at No. 1 Heidelberg-HEID 3, JCU 2

 

Saturday, November 7 at highest remaining seed-2:00 p.m.

No. 2 Ohio Norther at No. 1 Heidelberg: HEID 3, ONU 2

 

ADMISSION

For quarterfinals on Tuesday, admission shall be $7 for adults, $5 for Seniors (62) and $2 for non-OAC students.

For the semifinals on Thursday, admission shall be $7 for adults, $5 for Seniors and $2 for non-OAC students.

On Saturday the admission is $7.00 for adults, $5 for Seniors and $2 for non-OAC students. 

OAC students are admitted free of charge with valid ID.  OAC 2015-16 passes are not valid for the tournament. OAC Lifetime passes will be honored.

 

HOST RESPONSIBILITIES

Each host for the tournament is responsible for the preparation and cost of a program.  The host school is also responsible for statistics of all games at its site.  In addition, the host shall directly pay from gate receipts the clock/scoreboard operator, ticket seller, scorekeeper, and announcer.  Please see OAC Financial Report Form for guidelines.

TOURNAMENT RECEIPTS 

After the hosts collect gate receipts and pay allowable expenses, they should forward any remaining funds along with the financial report as soon as possible to the OAC office.

 

OFFICIALS

The OAC office has secured the following officials for the quarterfinals:

SITE FIRST REFEREE SECOND REFEREE STANDBY/LINE SECOND LINE
MUSK Alan Herbert Terry Bush Rick Brown Mike Chandler
HEID Joseph Erickson Mary Black  Crystal Elliott John Darrin Frizell
ONU Bob Price Michelle Hayes Jane Allison Cathy Masin
BW Gary Hajek Josh Hall  Drew Puckrin Rick Puckrin  

 

The OAC office has secured the following officials for the semifinals:

Location 

Officials

John Carroll at
Heidelberg

Gary Hajek-1st Ref
Josh Hall-2nd Ref
Brian Saterfield-Stand by/Line
Lucas Tuggle-2nd Line

Otterbein v
Ohio Northern 
at Heidelberg

Diane Hood-1st Ref
Bob Price-2nd Ref
Rick Brown-Stand by/Line
Mike Chandler-2nd Line 

 

The OAC office has secured the following officials for the finals:

Locaton 

Officials

Heidelberg

Bob Price-1st Ref
Mary Black-2nd Ref
Jane Allison-Stand by/Line 
Cathy Masin-2nd Line 

 

Please note that the aforementioned officials will be paid directly by the OAC office.

 

COACHES MEETING 

OAC volleyball coaches will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 7 at the championship site to pick the All-OAC volleyball team.

SITE FIRST REFEREE SECOND REFEREE STANDBY/LINE SECOND LINE
MUSK Alan Herbert Terry Bush Rick Brown Mike Chandler
HEID Joseph Erickson Mary Black  Crystal Elliott John Darrin Frizell
ONU Bob Price Michelle Hayes Jane Allison Cathy Masin
BW Gary Hajek Josh Hall  Drew Puckrin Rick Puckrin 

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